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GKSS Magnesium Research Award For the first time in 2007 the GKSS Research Centre will honour innova- tive work by an individual researcher in the area of the science and tech- nology of magnesium alloys with a research award of 5000 €. The main focus will be on alloy development and the characterisation of micro- structure-property relationships with regard to the chosen processing technology. The proposal submitted should reflect excellent scientific work and demonstrate that it makes a significant contribution to a deeper knowledge and understanding of magnesium alloys or to new applica- tions of this class of materials. In the future, the GKSS Magnesium Re- search Award will be made annually. The GKSS Research Centre, a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, currently has 750 employees at its locations in Geesthacht and Teltow. In line with its maxim that "knowledge gener- ates utility", GKSS makes significant contributions to the solution of ma- jor social, scientific and economic problems. The research work is organ- ized according to the following Helmholtz program areas: Advanced En- gineering Materials, Water and Climate in Coastal Areas, Regenerative Medicine, and Research with Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation. For several years now, research on magnesium and its alloys has been per- formed in the Institute for Materials Research, within the framework of a programme aimed at the development of novel lightweight constructional materials. Recently, a major new facility was built, the “Magnesium Inno- vation Centre MagIC”, which will enable to centralise and extend the ca- pabilities with the Institute in the processing, testing and characterisation of magnesium alloys as well as in the development of enabling technolo- gies such as welding and coating. Eligibility Applications must be nominated by a leading Senior Researcher from academic research institutions or industrial research groups Applicants must be young or medium aged researchers from any continent. The work proposed for the award has to be performed either in academic research institutions or in fundamental industrial research groups. Applicants may not be senior researchers as it is not intended to make the award for scientific leadership. The award will only be made to individual researchers and not to groups. Applicants may not have previously received the GKSS Magnesium Research Award. Researchers employed or having been employed at the GKSS during performance of the research work are not eligible. Each participating institution may endorse no more than one (1) applicant per year. Procedure Application forms must be typed or neatly printed and submitted together with the following documentation: 1. A typed cover letter describing your research interests and experience as well as your career plan (1 page maximum). 2. Curriculum Vitae (1 page maximum). 3. A summary of the research, including project background and rationale, an explanation of the research strategy (methods, procedures, analysis plans, etc.) and other important aspects of the project (2 pages maximum). Figures and/or tables may only be included if they can be incorporated into the two (2) page research summary. Please do not submit a list of your own references with your summary (although citations should normally be included in the text). 4. A letter of recommendation from your superior, professor or supervisor (1 page maximum). It is not necessary to enclose this letter in a sealed envelope; however, if he/she prefers to do this, please be certain that three (3) additional copies of the letter are also prepared for submission with your application (original + 3 copies should be enclosed in the same envelope). Four collated sets of application materials (the originals plus three cop- ies) must be included in each submission. Be sure to keep a copy of the submitted materials for your own records. A scientific committee will examine all applications for eligibility and will then make the decision on the award on the basis of the quality of the information submitted. Deadlines The starting date for receipt of applications will be 01.July 2007 and the final deadline will be 31. August 2007. Applications should be sent in one complete package to: GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht Magnesium Research Award, Scientific Committee Max-Planck-Str. 1 D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org
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