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Call for Nominations: FECS Diversity and Inclusion Award

By Andrew Michael Seredinski posted 04-25-2023 12:34


Dear FECS Members, 

Efforts to improve the climate in physics are vital to the health and advancement of individual programs and the discipline as a whole. The APS Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) recognizes the invaluable and often uncelebrated contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion of early career scientists through an annual award.   

The FECS Diversity & Inclusion Award is a $2500 honorarium and certificate of recognition presented to an early career scientist who has made such a contribution. The awardee will also be invited to give a talk at a future FECS session at an APS meeting. You can learn more about the previous awardee, Dr. Alex Frano, here.  

Nominations for the award and are due July 31st, 2023, by 11:59pm EDT. Self-nominations are welcome.  The nominee must be a FECS member (see the link below to join), and preference will be given to early-career scientists who received a terminal degree in the past 10 years.  The nomination letter should include a statement (500-word maximum) about the nominee's past contributions and future commitment to diversity and inclusion in their capacity as an early-career scientist.  The nominee's CV and contact information for one reference, or for two references in the case of a self-nomination, are also required. The winner will be notified by September 1st, 2023. 

Submit applications here:  

If you have any questions, please email Andrew Seredinski (  

To join FECS, follow this link and sign into your APS account: