Awards

Best Student Paper Awards ($500 each)

The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding student papers presented at the Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) in the field of Fusion Technology. Up to two awards can be made at each Symposium. All students presenting a paper (or papers) at the current year's SOFE and who submit their abstract(s) in accordance with abstract submittal requirements will be automatically qualified for consideration. Please see the Fusion Technology Best Student Paper Awards web page for more information.

Fusion Technology Award ($3000 each)

The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding contributions to research and development in the field of Fusion Technology. Two awards are presented at each biennial 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. The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Award is February 15, 2013. Nominations should be sent to the Fusion Technology Awards Committee chair, . Please see the Fusion Technology Awards web page for more information.

The Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant

The Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant is available for attendees to the special mini-course Fundamentals of Plasma Material Interactions for Fusion and Industrial Plasmas Applications at the 2013 SOFE.

This grant was established by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) to promote continuing education and encourage membership in the NPSS. This award will support at least two outstanding students or unemployed members* of the NPSS to attend the mini-course. The award will consist of the prepayment of the mini-course registration fee and partial payment of the SOFE Conference fee.  No other travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Applicants must be either a Student Member of the IEEE or an unemployed IEEE NPSS member who needs assistance in changing career direction. Applicants must submit the form found at NPSS Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant by April 1, 2013 to Conference Chair .

*Information on joining the IEEE as a Student Member or enrolling in NPSS can be found on the IEEE website.