The Acta Journals Annual Student Awards Program 2017

The Acta Journals, Acta MaterialiaScripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia, are pleased to announce the Acta Student Awards. There will be twelve awards of $2,000, four each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.


1) The Acta Student Award is limited to candidates whose work was reported in Acta Materialia or Scripta Materialia and who were bona fide graduate 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 regular paper published in Acta Materialia or Scripta Materialia during any one calendar year is eligible for an award in the following year. (Review articles do not qualify).

4) The candidates should submit a nomination letter from their research advisor or a senior member of their faculty.

5) In addition, candidates should personally submit their own letter of introduction as a cover letter that provides complete contact information, together with two additional supporting letters, a copy of their publication showing a publication date in the previous year (regardless of when it appeared online), and their curriculum vitae.

6) Students who have written a single-author paper are also required to submit the same letter of nomination and supporting letters.

7) Nominations based on manuscripts published during the previous calendar year must be submitted before 31st May of the nomination year. All application materials must be submitted by the student online by logging onto the submission system as an author, for the journal you have published in, and selecting Student Award Application as the Article Type in the pull-down menu for the relevant journal.

Evaluation and Awards

1) Nominations will be evaluated by a committee of the Coordinating Editor, Professor Christopher Schuh, and the editors.

2) Candidates will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by July 31, 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.