Acta Student Awards 2018
Publishing Leading Materials Science Journals Since 1953
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The Acta Journals, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia and Materialia, are pleased to announce the Acta Student Awards. Up to sixteen awards of $2,000, four for each of the four journals, will be awarded annually. 


1.      The Acta Student Award is limited to candidates whose work was reported in one of the Acta Journals as a full-length paper, and who were bona fide graduate students at the time the work was performed.  (Review articles are not eligible.)

2.      The candidate for the award must have made the major contribution to the work reported.

3.      Any student author of a paper published in an Acta Journal during any one calendar year is eligible for an award in the following year.  (The publication date on the article must be the previous year, e.g. papers by candidates submitting nomination in 2019 must have been included in a 2018 issue of the journal (regardless of when it appeared online).)

4.      The application process involves two steps:

(1) for the first step the eligible student submits his or her paper for consideration, along with a cover letter that highlights the importance of the work. Alternatively, with the student’s knowledge and permission, the student’s advisor may submit these same documents as a nomination.

(2) the decision committee will create a short list, and students on the short list will be contacted individually and asked to furnish an up-to-date CV and two letters of support.

5.      Nominations based on manuscripts published during the previous calendar year must be submitted before April 30th of the nomination year. All application materials are to be submitted through this application page. 

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Evaluation and Awards

  1. Nominations will be evaluated by a committee of editors from the editorial board of the respective journal.
  2. Candidates will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by June 30th, and a public announcement of the awards will appear in the next available issue of each Acta Journal. In addition, a suitable presentation format will be arranged.
The winners of the Acta Students Awards 2018
The winners of the Acta Students Awards 2018