Fusion Technology Awards
Description: To recognize outstanding contributions to research and development in the field of Fusion Technology. Two awards are presented at each biennial Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), one for each calendar year of the two year cycle with the first year corresponding to the year between SOFE conferences and the second year corresponding to the year of the SOFE conference at which the presentation is made.
Prize: $3,000 and a plaque. Each award recipient will have SOFE conference registration fees waived for the conference year in which the award is presented and will be reimbursed reasonable travel expenses for conference attendance upon presentation of a travel report, not to exceed $1,500.
Funding: Funded by the SOFE conference at which the presentations are made.
Eligibility: Any person, regardless of nationality or Society affiliation, is eligible for the award, with the exception that no current member of the IEEE/NPSS Standing Committee on Fusion Technology may be considered.
Basis for Judging: The recipient shall be selected for one of two categories as determined by the IEEE/NPSS Standing Committee on Fusion Technology that year: (a) outstanding and innovative technical contributions which are widely recognized and have a major impact in the Fusion Technology Community; or (b) outstanding and innovative technical leadership in or service to the Fusion Technology Community. The nominee is not required to be a member of IEEE or NPSS but, where candidates have otherwise equal qualifications, preference shall be given to the candidate who is a member of IEEE.
Presentation: By the Chairperson of the IEEE/NPSS Standing Committee on Fusion Technology or his/her representative, on behalf of the NPSS, during the Symposium on Fusion Engineering.
Procedure: The Fusion Technology standing committee solicits nominations for the Fusion Technology Award From January 01 to February 15 of each year. The nomination package consists of a nomination letter describing the technical and/or leadership contributions on which the nomination is recommended and a resume from the candidate.
Nominations should be sent to the Fusion Technology Awards Committee chair, Ms. Tiana Dodson, email@example.com.