APS Rising Stars Award
Eligibility for the 2023 nomination period is limited to individuals who received a PhD between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2022. Extensions will be considered for nominees who have taken time away from research for reasons such as medical, disability, family care, natural disasters, active duty military service, or complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nomination materials should include information supporting the need for an extension. The Rising Stars committee will consider extension requests on a case-by-case basis as the nominations are evaluated. Prior approval for an extension is not necessary.
The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD. Drawing its name from an Observer editorial series that featured exemplars of the exciting work being done by the field’s newest researchers, this designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.
Individuals being considered for Rising Star designation are evaluated for their promise of excellence in research based on the following criteria:
- significant publications
- significant recognitions
- significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions
- work with potentially broad impact
- commitment to diversity in science
- demonstrated independence from mentors
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APS Rising Star Award