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GFEC Award

At the occasion of the 2009 edition of the World Conference on Carbon hosted by France, the French Carbon Group (GFEC) has created a new award to recognise a significant contribution to carbon science or carbon technology brought by a “young” scientist or engineer, regardless of his/her country of origin and citizenship, whose awarded work has been carried-out in a laboratory from a country whose official language is French, or by a citizen from a country whose official language is French and whose awarded work has been carried-out anywhere in the world. The laboratory may be academic and public, or from a Company and private. This prize is awarded every year at the occasion of the ongoing World Conference on Carbon.

The enforced conditions for eligibility is that (i) the remarkable results to be awarded should be presented at the forthcoming World Conference on Carbon, i.e., for 2013, the CARBON’13 conference in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); (ii) the remarkable results to be awarded should be recent, i.e., disclosed not earlier than in 2012 or 2013, if already published; (iii) the recipient of the Award has to attend the CARBON conference and give the related lecture in person.

The award will be given by the current Chair of GFEC upon the recommendation of the GFEC Award Committee, at any appropriate time allocated by the Organising Committee of the ongoing CARBON Conference.

The GFEC award will include a one-time money prize of 1000 € (one thousand Euros).

Nominations are now sought for the award. The award is made upon the basis of an appraisal of TWO documents (pdf format preferred):

(1) An Abstract of at least 4 pages, so that the Committee can fairly assess the quality and originality of the work. It can be the Extended Abstract as it was or will be submitted to the CARBON conference in due time. It can also be the reprint of the related article if already published.
(2) A commentary provided by the “Nominator”, typically a close colleague, or the candidate’s supervisor if applicable. That the nominee is the main author of the work proposed should be clearly ascertained, as well as the reason why the nominee if fully eligible.

The nomination may come from anyone in the world, but should be made under the cover of any of the members of the GFEC Award Committee known by the Nominator, or directly sent to the current Chair of GFEC, Dr. Roland PELLENQ (pellenq@cinam.univ-mrs.fr).

The closing date for receiving nominations for the GFEC Award is March 1st, 2013.

Applicants will be informed of the selection by the GFEC Award Committee will be informed of the selection by the GFEC Award Committee not later than a week before April 1st, i.e., the deadline given by the conference organising committee for discount registration.