Grants and Awards

Generous donations from individuals, institutions, agencies, and companies provide for a variety of financial support opportunities to attend the NSS/MIC conference or short course program. This support is provided in the form of grants, each having specific requirements and credited against conference expenses. The NPSS Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant, the Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant, the NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant and the Conference Trainee Grants will be available in 2017.

Several awards are also available. The specific application deadlines are shown in the description for each award below. All applications and recommendations must be submitted online.

For more information contact:

Merry Keyser
Scholarship Chair
email:MerryKeyser@ieee.org
Phone: +1 865 607 2908

 

2017 NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant

Application Deadline:

1 August 2017

Application

Applicants for our grant selection process should send their application forms to the 2017 NSS/MIC scholarship chair: MerryKeyser@ieee.org

Description:

The NPSS is offering child care reimbursement of up to USD 400 per family as a Pilot Program to assist conference attendees who incur additional childcare expenses by attending an NPSS conference. Further information is available on the NPSS web site.

Grant:

Maximum of USD 400 for each NSS recipient and USD 400 for each MIC recipient. The grants will be in the form of reimbursement for allowable expenses. This year we expect to make a minimum of five NPSS Child Care Assistance grants for NSS and five NPSS Child Care Assistance grants for MIC.

Funding:

Funded by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.

Eligibility:

  • Families where both parents are registered attendees at the conference
  • Parent (registered attendee) who brings child(ren) to the conference
  • Parent (registered attendee) who incurs additional expenses at home (above their normal child care expenses) while attending the conference

Recommendations:

The selection committee will recommend applicants to the general chair for final selection. Preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers who are IEEE NPSS members.

Note:

Successful applicants will be notified by 30 September 2017, in sufficient time to make plans before the Early Registration deadline.

NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant Receipients:

Joyoni Dey, Louisiana State University, USA
Joyita Dutta, UMass Lowell/Harvard/Mass General Hospital, USA
Chiara Guazzoni, Politecnico di Milano and INFN Sezione di Milano, Italy
Yihuan Lu, Yale University, USA
Daniel Pooley, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Hyunju Ryu, University of Sydney, Australia


 

2017 Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant

Application Deadline:

1 August 2017

Application

Nominations for our grant selection process using the provided application forms (PDF Version, Word Version) should be sent to the respective NSS or MIC program chair.

Description:

To promote continuing education and encourage membership in NPSS.

Grant:

Maximum of USD 750 for each NSS recipient and USD 750 for each MIC recipient, mostly for tuition in NPSS Sponsored Short Courses/Tutorials, but in selected cases, possibly for partial travel or hotel room costs to attend an NSS or MIC Short Course. The grants will be in the form of direct payments by the conference toward Short Course tuition and/or partial hotel room costs. This year, we expect to make a minimum of two NPSS Phelps grants for NSS and two NPSS Phelps grants for MIC.

Funding:

Funded by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.

Eligibility:

Outstanding NPSS Student Members, Postdoctoral Fellows who are Members of NPSS, and unemployed Members of NPSS who need assistance in changing career direction.

 

Recommendations:

Grants will be made according to the following criteria:

Exceptional promise as a Graduate Student or Post Doc in any of the fields of NSS or MIC, or

Exceptionally good work in those fields for currently unemployed NPSS members, with the expectation that attendance to one or more of the Short Courses will result in improved possibility of obtaining a job in one of the NSS or MIC fields.

The selection committee (consisting of the Program and Short Course chairs or their designees) will recommend candidates to the General Chair for final selection.

Note:

Self-nomination will not be accepted.

Award presentation

Presented each year at the NSS and MIC conferences.

NPSS Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant Receipients:

MIC

Casper da Costa-Luis, King’s College/St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
Emilie Gaudin, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Min Sun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Seung Kwan Kang, Seoul National University, Korea
Meysam Tavakoli, Indiana University-Purdue University

NSS

Dong Hoon Lee, University of Sydney, Australia
Jeong-Whan Son, Seoul National University, Korea

 

2017 Conference Trainee Grants

Application Deadline:

May 29, 2017

Application:

Applications are open through the Abstract Submission site.

When submitting your abstract, you will be asked if you want to apply for a 2017 Conference Trainee Grant. After you have submitted your abstract successfully please return to your profile where you will find the online application form and the instructions.

Applications for trainee grants will only be accepted online.

Description

There will be a limited number of grants for support of trainees (graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) to attend the conference.

Grant:

The grants will be in the form of direct payments by the conference toward the conference registration, workshop, and short course fees. There will be no support available for travel or hotels. The exact number and value of grants will be determined by the available funding.

Funding:

Funded by sponsors of the conference.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the 2017 NSS, MIC or RTSD. Based on technical merit, the technical program committees will recommend candidates to the scholarship committee for final selection. Applicants will be notified in early July. Grants will be made according to the following criteria until all available funds are committed:

  • Priority to students/postdocs who are first authors or presenters of accepted abstracts
  • Funds will be distributed according to the date the letter of recommendation is received

The support for these grants comes from different sources. Some grants may have restrictions, e.g., limited to IEEE members. Grant recipients will be expected to write a letter of thanks to the sponsor which provided the funds for their trainee grant.

Recommendations:

Applicants need to have their supervisor/mentor(s) complete online letters of recommendation by June 12, 2017. The request for a recommendation is sent directly to the E-mail address for your supervisor/advisor listed in your grant application. If a request is not received within 24 hours of submitting a grant application please contact MerryKeyser@ieee.org

Note:

DO NOT start to complete a grant application before you have submitted all of your abstracts. If you apply for a grant, DO NOT register for the conference until you know the status of your application.

Here is the list of the recipients of the 2017 Conference Trainee Grant

 

 

2017 Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant

Application Deadline

May 29, 2017

Application

Applications are open through the Abstract Submission site.

When submitting your abstract, you will be asked if you want to apply for the 2017 Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant. After you have submitted your abstract successfully please return to your profile where you will find the online application form and the instructions.

Applications for 2017 Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant will only be accepted online.

Description:

The purpose of the Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant Jordanov Travel Grant) is to promote graduate-level study and research on radiation instrumentation and to promote membership in the IEEE.

Grant:

Jordanov Travel Grant awardees will be reimbursed for approved expenses of up to USD 1500 associated with traveling to, and participating in, the IEEE NSS/MIC.

Funding:

Funding provided by the IEEE Foundation.

Eligibility:

Recipients must be graduate students or individuals who have obtained their highest degree less than five years prior to the start of the NSS/MIC. Preference will be given to applicants in the field of Nuclear Electronics with accepted abstracts for the NSS/MIC. Candidates should show exceptional promise in the field of Radiation Instrumentation.

basis for judging

Academic Advisors/Supervisors will be asked to submit an online letter of recommendation by June 12, 2017. Recommendations should address financial need, demonstrated technical merit, career intentions and worthiness of the candidate. The Scholarship Committee may seek additional information to clarify how candidates meet the requirements.

Note:

DO NOT send applications to the IEEE Foundation.

The 2017 Valentin T Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant recipients are:

Joshua Cates, Stanford University, USA
Jeremy Davis, University of Wollongong, Australia
Daniel Hellfeld, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Francis Loignon-Houle, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
Negar Omidvari, TU Munich, Germany
Miguel Sofo Haro, Balseiro Institute, Argentina
Li Tao, Stanford University, USA
Elena Maria Zannoni, University of Illinois, USA


 

2017 NPSS Student Paper Awards

Application:

Applications are open through the Abstract Submission site.

When submitting your abstract, you will be asked if you want to enter your paper for the 2017 NPSS Student Paper Awards. After you have submitted your abstract successfully please return to your profile where you will find the online application form and the instructions.

Applications for 2017 NPSS Student Paper Awards will only be accepted online.

Description:

For outstanding student oral or poster papers presented at the NSS and MIC. The purpose of these awards is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the fields embraced by NPSS.

Award:

The two best papers (two awards for each NSS and MIC) will receive cash awards of USD 500 each and a certificate. The two runners-up will receive a certificate.

Funding:

Funded by the NSS/MIC Conference budget.

Eligibility:

Any student who is the principal or sole author/researcher and the presenter of either a poster or an oral paper at the NSS or MIC and who has been identified as an eligible student. If there is a tie, preference will be given first to IEEE NPSS members, then to IEEE members, and finally to non-IEEE members.

basis for judging:

The on-site awards committee will rank the papers for technical content and originality first. Other criteria such as graphic display and clarity of data presentation may be considered.

Note:

When possible, awards will be presented the conference. If this is not possible, the recipients will be notified by mail or e-mail.

The winners of the 2017 NPSS Student Paper Awards are:

NSS

1: Miguel Sofo Haro, Balseiro Institute, Argentina
For the Paper: N20-1: Single Electron per Pixel Counting with Fully Depleted Charge Coupled Devices

2: Florian Brunbauer, CERN, Switzerland
For the Paper: N25-4: Combined Optical and Electronic Readout for Event Reconstruction in a GEM-based TPC

3: Daniel Hellfeld, University of California, Berkeley, USA
For the Paper: N16-6: Omnidirectional 3D Gamma-ray Imaging with a Free-moving Spherical Active Coded Aperture

4: Francesco Fienga,, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
For the Paper: N32-6: CMS central beam pipe instrumentation with Fiber Bragg Grating sensors: two years of data taking

MIC

1: Elena Maria Zannoni, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
For the Paper: M-06-3: Experimental Design Study for MRC-SPECT-II System: A Hyperspectral Simultaneous SPECT-MR system based on Inverted Compound Gamma Camera

2: Mathias Unberath, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
For the Paper: M-15-096: Deep Learning-based Inpainting for Virtual DSA

3: Qing Ye, Yale University, USA/ Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
For the Paper: M-06-2: Improved discrimination between benign and malignant screening-detected lung nodules with dynamic FDG PET

4: Silin Ren, Yale University, USA
For the Paper: M-08-050: Event-by-event Non-Rigid Data-driven PET Respiratory Motion Correction Methods: Comparison of PCA and COD


 

2017 Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award (NSS)

nomination deadline:

15 July 2017

application:

Applications and additional information available on the NPSS web site

description:

This award is given to a young investigator in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to the fields of radiation instrumentation and measurement techniques for ionizing radiation.

award

$1500, engraved plaque, and certificate.

Funding:

Funded by the NSS/MIC Conference budget.

Eligibility:

Nominees will be judged by the RISC Awards Committee according to their contributions to the fields of radiation instrumentation and measurement techniques for ionizing radiation as demonstrated by the technical merit and creativity of their research. Priority will be given to nominees whose research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, especially if the nominee is first author.

award presentation:

The prize will be awarded at the IEEE/NPSS Nuclear Science Symposium.

Awardee: Yuntao Wu
Nominator: Chuck Melcher
Citation: for contribution to the development of inorganic scintillators for radiation detection applications

 

 

2017 Glenn F. Knoll Radiation Instrumentation Outstanding Achievement Award (NSS)

nomination deadline:

15 July 2017

application

Applications and additional information available on the NPSS web site

Description:

This award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of radiation instrumentation.

Award:

$3000, engraved plaque, and certificate.

Funding:

Funded by the NPSS.

Eligibility:

Any individual whose long-standing contributions to the field are particularly worthy of recognition.

basis for judging:

Primary consideration will be given to nominees who have made original and significant innovations in the field of radiation instrumentation. Other factors include a nominee's overall research contribution and his/her influence on radiation instrumentation through education.

award presentation:

The prize will be awarded at the IEEE/NPSS Nuclear Science Symposium.

Awardee: Tadayuki Takahashi
Nominator: Kazuo Makishima
Citation: for contributions to the development of Cadmium Telluride semiconductor devices and their applications to high-energy space astrophysics

 

 

2017 Bruce H. Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award (MIC)

nomination deadline:

15 July 2017

application

Applications and additional information available on the NPSS web site

Description:

This award is given to a young individual in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of medical imaging science.

Award:

$1500, engraved plaque, and certificate.

Funding:

Funded by the NSS/MIC Conference budget.

Eligibility:

Graduate students or other individuals, whose highest degree was awarded no more than six years prior to the date of nomination.

basis for judging:

Nominees will be judged according to their contributions to medical imaging science as demonstrated by the technical merit and creativity of their research. Priority will be given to nominees whose research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, especially if the nominee is the first author.

award presentation:

The prize will be awarded at the IEEE/NPSS Medical Imaging Conference.

 

 

2017 Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award (MIC)

nomination deadline:

15 July 2017

application

Applications and additional information available on the NPSS web site

Description:

This award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging science.

Award:

$3000, engraved plaque, and certificate.

Funding:

Funded by the NPSS.

Eligibility:

Any individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to the field of medical imaging science.

basis for judging:

In selecting the recipient of this award, primary consideration will be given to the impact and innovativeness of a nominee's research in the field of medical imaging science. Other factors include a nominee's research contributions over a career and his/her influence on medical imaging science through education.

The nominee is not required to be a member of the NPSS or IEEE but, where candidates have otherwise equal qualifications, preference shall be given to the candidate who is a member of the IEEE.

award presentation:

The prize will be awarded at the IEEE/NPSS Medical Imaging Conference.