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The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe
2019 Science Prize: Call for nominations

Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce 'call for nominations' for the 2019 Nicholas Kurti (NK) Science Prize for Europe.

Research area
Employing low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields.

Eligibility
Candidates should be producing work in research to a post doctoral level or equivalent (up to 7 years post PhD at the time of nomination). Candidates can be of any nationality but research must have been predominantly conducted in an European Institute.

Adjudication
Adjudication will be by a committee of senior academics based throughout Europe. The criteria for selection of the prize winner covers the quality and originality of the research, the significance of results, impact of the work in setting a new direction for the research field and the degree of leadership demonstrated by the nominee in the work.

The Prize
• 8,000 Euros cash prize
• Certificate and trophy
• Support to attend a relevant conference of choice within Europe, when the winner will be presented with the prize.

Candidate’s nominator
The candidate should be nominated by a senior member of their department or institute.

Number of nominations
Each nominator may sponsor one applicant annually only.

Nomination method
Nomination will take place using the application form available on our website, to be submitted in English.

Submission of work
Nominations should include a summary of achievements and reason for nomination. This is to be accompanied by two references that the steering committee can contact. Work should be at least peer reviewed and preferably published.

Timescales
Nominations close on December 22, 2018. The winner will be notified by end of March, 2019 and the prize will be awarded during an European conference by end of September 2019.