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									        GKSS Magnesium Research Award 2009

The GKSS Research Centre will honour innovative work by an individual
researcher in the area of the science and technology of magnesium al-
loys in 2009 with a research award of 5000 €. The main focus will be on
alloy development and the characterisation of microstructure-property
relationships with regard to the chosen processing technology. The pro-
posal submitted should reflect excellent scientific work and demonstrate
that it makes a significant contribution to a deeper knowledge and under-
standing of magnesium alloys or to new applications of this class of ma-
terials. In the future, the GKSS Magnesium Research Award will be
made bi-annually.

The GKSS Research Centre, a member of the Helmholtz Association of
German Research Centres, currently has 800 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 major
social, scientific and economic problems. The research work is organized
according to the following Helmholtz program areas: Advanced Engi-
neering Materials, Water and Climate in Coastal Areas, Regenerative
Medicine, and Research with Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation. Re-
search on magnesium and its alloys has been performed for several
years now in the Institute for Materials Research, within the framework of
a programme aimed at the development of novel lightweight construc-
tional materials. Recently, a major new facility, the “Magnesium Innova-
tion Centre MagIC”, has been set up in the Institute which has enabled
us to centralise and expand our capabilities in the processing, testing
and characterisation of magnesium alloys as well as in the development
of enabling technologies 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 period.


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. June 2009 and the
final deadline will be 15. August 2009. 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
magnesium@gkss.de


Presentation of the Award
The presentation of the award will take place on the banquet of the 8th
International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications,
Weimar, Germany, 26-29. October 2009.

								
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