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TSRC is pleased to offer two scholarships to young scientists. Please see below for more information.
Peter Salamon Award for Young Scientists
TSRC established a scholarship program for young scientists in 2008 to honor Peter Salamon, San Diego State University Professor, for his part in co-founding TSRC and fostering its growth since 1984. TSRC offers as many as 20 scholarships in the form of reduced registration fees (50%) for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. Only one award is granted per workshop. The intent of the scholarship is to preserve the original spirit of the TSRC workshops, as envisioned by Peter, to bring scientists of all levels and ages together in an informal setting to inspire collaboration.
Any TSRC participant may request a Salamon Award for one of their graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. This request must first be approved by the workshop organizer, who should then contact TSRC director Mark Kozak by email or by phone, 207-266-8611, to request the scholarship for that particular student. These awards are given on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no deadline, however scholarships are not given retroactively after a workshop has been held. TSRC cannot guarantee availability.
Paul Barbara Scholarship
PAUL BARBARA, 1953 - 2010
In memory of Dr. Paul Barbara, a TSRC fellowship has been established to assist graduate students who wish to participate in a TSRC meeting. Dr. Barbara held the R. J. V. Johnson-Welch Regents Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and was director of the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a member the National Academy of Sciences and a TSRC scientist. Paul was a dear friend and esteemed colleague to many at TSRC, and he is deeply missed. This fellowship has been generously funded through the efforts of Greg Voth, Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago.
Two cash scholarships will be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 each. This money can be used to defray the cost of transportation, lodging, food, and other incidentals. For each scholarship awarded, TSRC will fund the cost of registration, valued at an additional $290 (minimum). Preference will be given to students who are in at least their third year of graduate studies. Deadlines for applications is February 1st of a given year for the coming summer program. A TSRC board committee will review all applications and will make the determination as to who receives the awards. Notification of winners will be announced about two weeks after the deadline for submission.
Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship should send an email to the TSRC director, Mark Kozak, including information on which workshop he or she would like to attend, a statement addressing how attending the workshop will be of value to them (approximately 300 words), and a copy of their CV. They should also have their PhD or postdoctoral research advisor email a letter of recommendation to Mark. Finally, since participation in TSRC meetings is by invitation, applicants must check in advance with the organizers of the workshop they wish to attend to get the organizers’ approval. TSRC will encourage organizers to provide an opportunity for fellowship recipients to give an oral presentation at the workshop.