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Young Researchers’ Travel Support

in support of attendance at IUTAM 2016

 

To encourage graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers under 30 years of age to participate in this congress, the organizers have established a travel support program in which a limited amount of partial travel support will be made available to qualified candidates to attend the congress. Travel support offered will be up to a maximum of $1,000.00 CAD. Registration fees will not be waived.

 

Please note that applicants are fully responsible for getting to the congress themselves, and all successful applicants will receive payment upon personal presentation at the Congress in Montreal.

 

Schedule:

15 January 2016

Deadline for Application and Paper submission

 

8 April 2016

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection of submitted Papers and requests for Travel Support

 

6 May 2016

Registration Deadline

 

 

Eligibility:

  • Enrolment in a graduate training program or an appointment to a postdoctoral or early career position in the field of theoretical or applied mechanics.
  • Candidates must have been born in 1981 or later.
  • First and presenting author of a Paper submitted to the Congress by 15 January 2016. Only candidates who have submitted a Paper for presentation at the Congress are eligible for this program.
  • One applicant per accepted Paper.

 

Documents Required:

  • Paper submission
  • Government issued identification proving age
  • A letter of interest indicating why the candidate should be considered for a travel award (one page maximum)
  • A confirmation note from the supervisor, the appropriate Department Head or Dean, indicating that the candidate is effectively enrolled in a graduate program of the institution, is a postdoctoral fellow, or is employed in the field of theoretical or applied mechanics (one paragraph maximum)
  • A list of other sources of funding available to the candidate to cover the remaining costs of congress participation
  • Applications should be submitted online with Paper Submission by 15 January 2016.

 

Terms:

  • All awardees shall receive the payment upon arrival at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Centre).  No advance payments will be made.
  • The travel support shall consist of a maximum value of $1,000.00 CAD to partly cover travel expenses.
  • To receive their travel support, all awardees must be duly registered to the congress.
  • All applicants will be notified of the results by 8 April 2016.

 

Evaluation criteria:

  • Confirmation of Eligibility
  • Quality of Paper submitted
  • Quality of Letter of Interest
  • Potential of accessing remaining funding required to attend the congress

 

 

Nominations are sought for the Batchelor Prize 2016

Downloadable PDF Nominations for the Batchelor Prize is closing on May 31.

Batchelor prize 2016The Batchelor Prize, sponsored by the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, is presented once every four years at the ICTAM conference, the next occasion being in Montreal in August 2016. The prize winner will be announced late in 2015.

The Prize of $25,000 is awarded to a single scientist, for outstanding research in fluid dynamics.

The research so recognised by the Prize shall normally have been published during the ten-year period prior to the announcement of the award (i.e. during the period 2005-2014).

The intention is thus that younger researchers should be as eligible for consideration as those who are more established, and that the work should be of great current interest (representing, for example, an emerging field of application of fluid mechanics, or a significant breakthrough in an established branch of the subject).

The Prize winner will be determined by a small committee whose members are internationally distinguished in fluid mechanics. It is expected that the Prize winner will deliver a lectureat ICTAM and that this lecture will also be published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and be made freely available on the Cambridge Journals website.

The nomination process is open to everyone. If you would like someone to be considered for the Batchelor Prize please nominate them using the procedure outlined below:

  1. The nomination should include a brief curriculum vitae of the candidate nominated.
  2. A list of his/her publications during the period 2005-2014 with up to 10 of particular distinction being marked by an asterisk (there is no requirement that the research was published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics).
  3. A brief (one page) statement of the case for making the award.

To submit a nomination, please email jfmprize@cambridge.org with the above information.

The deadline for nominations is 31st May 2015.

Conditions concerning the award of the Batchelor Prize:

  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • All nominations must be in English.
  • The decision of the Committee shall be final. Previous winners are not eligible.

Past winners of the Batchelor Prize

  • 2012 - Detlef Lohse
  • 2008 - Howard Stone

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The Rodney Hill Prize In Solid Mechanics

- founded and sponsored by Elsevier (awarded under the auspices of IUTAM)

Downloadable PDF

Elsevier has established a prize named The Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics. This prize, which consists of a plaque and a check for $25,000 (twenty-five thousand US Dollars), is to be awarded in recognition of outstanding research in the field of solid mechanics. The prize is to be awarded every 4 years, to coincide with the quadrennial International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM). The first two prizes were awarded at ICTAM 2008 in Adelaide and at ICTAM 2012 in Beijing. The third prize will be awarded at ICTAM 2016 in Montreal.

The conditions for awarding of the prize in 2016 are as follows:

  1. The prize is to be awarded to a single individual (and not shared between two or more). No individual should win the prize more than once.
  2. The research recognised by the award shall normally have been published in one or more papers (possibly, but by no means necessarily, in the Elsevier Journals in Solid Mechanics, see below) during the ten-year period prior to the date of the award (e.g. during the period 2006-2015 inclusive for the prize to be awarded in 2016). The intention is that younger researchers are as eligible for consideration as those who are more established, and that the work recognized by the prize should be of great current interest, possibly representing an emerging field of application of solid mechanics, or a significant breakthrough in an established branch of the subject.
  3. The recipient of the prize shall deliver a Prize Lecture at ICTAM 2016 as scheduled in the program for that purpose; the award will be presented prior to the lecture.
  4. An article based on the lecture shall be published in the Elsevier journal of the awardee's choosing (as well as in the Congress Proceedings at the awardee's discretion), and shall be made freely available on the journal website.
  5. The Prize winner shall be selected by a Committee drawn from the research community in solid mechanics. The Selection Committee consists of four members appointed by the IUTAM Bureau and constituted as follows: two chosen by Elsevier; one chosen by the Bureau of IUTAM; and one chosen by the Executive Committee of the Congress Committee (XCCC) of IUTAM.

Previous recipients:

  • 2008 - Michael Ortiz
  • 2012 - Huajian Gao

Invitation of nominations:

  1. A nomination should include a brief curriculum vitae (either narrative or outline in form, but no more than two pages in either case) of the candidate being nominated, a list of his/her publications during the period 2006-2015 with up to 10 of particular distinction being marked by asterisks, and a brief (no more than one page) statement of the case for making the award to the particular nominee. The deadline for such nominations is 1 June 2015.
  2. Nominations not following the foregoing guidelines will be returned to the nominator and will not receive further consideration.
  3. Nominations should be sent to the committee chairman, L.B. Freund, at freundlb@gmail.com before 1 June 2015.

The Journals in Solid Mechanics published by Elsevier

  • Journal of the Mechanics of Physics & Solids
  • International Journal of Solids & Structures
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • European Journal of Mechanics – A/Solids
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics
  • International Journal of Plasticity
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • International Journal of Fatigue
  • Theoretical & Applied Fracture Mechanics
  • International Journal of Pressure Vessels & Piping
  • Mechanics Research Communications