Honors

Prizes & Awards

GMED Student Travel Award

To increase student involvement in activities essential to GMED and the APS as a whole, GMED will sponsor up to three Student Travel Awards for in-person attendance at the yearly APS March or April Meeting. The awards will consist of $450 in travel assistance to attend the meeting.

The awards will be announced and presented at the GMED business meeting during the March or April meeting; in addition, each awardee will have lunch with a GMED Executive Committee members and the awardees are expected to attend the GMED business meeting. Students may also be asked to assist at the GMED membership table and the “Contact Congress” booth, promoting outreach for congressional support for scientific research. Please note that travel awards cannot be deferred to a later date.

To be eligible, students must have an oral or poster presentation at the March Meeting. The applications may be downloaded here and should be submitted to Robert Jeraj, APS GMED Past-president by Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 5 PM Eastern Time. Please put “GMED Student Travel Award” in the subject line of the email. Evaluation of the applications will be conducted by the GMED Executive Committee. Conflicts of interest will be handled in accordance with APS guidelines.

GMED Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Medical Physics Awards

To encourage activity and excellence in medical physics research, GMED awards up to two Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Medical Physics Awards on an annual basis. These awards will be presented at the APS March or April Meeting, and recognize students who have conducted outstanding dissertation research. Awardees will present an invited talk at the APS March or April Meeting, and receive both a $500 prize and up to $250 towards travel expenses for in-person attendance at that meeting. The student must be in the final year of his or her Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) program, and both the student and his or her advisor must be current members of GMED. 


Nomination packages will consist of a nominating letter, often provided by the student's doctoral advisor, an extended abstract of the thesis (approximately 3 pages, including figures and references), and the nominee's full CV and publications list. These documents are to be submitted by the student’s advisor or another senior scientist who is closely familiar with the student's work. 


The nominating letter should address the following regarding the student:

  • Quality and independence of the work
  • Assessment of potential as a research scientist
  • Oral presentation ability   
  • Date of successful thesis defense: Anytime from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2021

Nominations should be submitted in a single PDF file to Robert Jeraj, Past-president of APS GMED, by July 15, 2021. "GMED Student Dissertation Award Nomination" should be indicated in the subject line of the email.


Evaluation of the nominations will be conducted by the GMED Executive Committee. Conflicts of interest will be handled in accordance with APS guidelines.


Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.