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The Acta Journals: Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia and Materialia, are pleased to announce the 2022 Acta Student Awards. Up to sixteen awards of $2,000, four for each of the four journals, are awarded annually. 

Details for the Awards: 

  1. The Acta Student Award is limited to candidates whose work was reported in one of the Acta Journals, and who were bona fide students at the time the work was performed.
  2. The candidate for the award must have made the major contribution to the work reported.
  3. Any student author of a paper that was accepted, and appeared online in ScienceDirect during January 1 – December 31, 2022, is eligible for an award. Review articles do not qualify
  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 and a copy of the publication.  Alternatively, with the student’s knowledge and permission, the student’s advisor may submit these same documents as a nomination.

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

  1. Applications/nominations for a student award, based on manuscripts that meet the qualifications listed in items 1-3 above, must be submitted before April 30th, 2023. All application materials must be submitted through the portal provided in MaterialsToday:

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.

Questions regarding the student awards process may be directed to: