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Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award


bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Nominations for the 2018 Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award
bullet_blue.GIF (262 bytes)  Recipients of Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award

Arthur B. MetznerAward Description

The Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award shall be given, at most annually, to a young person who has distinguished him/herself in rheological research, rheological practice, or service to rheology. The year of a nominee's terminal degree cannot be earlier than the twelfth year prior to the year of the award for which he/she is a candidate. The award will consist of a plaque and a $7,500 honorarium.

Award Mechanism

The Metzner Award Committee shall be appointed by the President by at least December 1st of the year before the award is to be given. The Committee shall consist of five members, each serving three-year staggered terms. It is desirable that a previous winner be a member. The President shall appoint the chair of the committee from among the senior members of the committee.

The Metzner Award Committee shall consider, in a manner consistent with procedures established by the Executive Committee, nominations submitted by any member of The Society by February 1st (February 20th for 2018). By the following April 1st, or prior to the Spring Executive Committee meeting, the Chair of the Metzner Award Committee shall convey its recommendation (the name of the recipient or the decision not to award) to the President and to the Secretary of the Society. The President in turn shall transmit the recommendation to the Executive Committee for approval. The official announcement of the award to the recipient and to the membership shall be made by the Secretary in advance of the actual award presentation at the Annual Meeting. The dates outlined in this paragraph shall be adjusted as necessary in those years in which the International Congress of Rheology is held outside of North America.

Guidelines for Nominations

Nominations shall include the following information in electronic (PDF) from:

  1. A nomination letter (no self-nominations).
  2. A two-page summary containing a brief scientific biography and a review of those accomplishments upon which the nomination is based.
  3. A curriculum vitae for the nominee with publication list.
  4. Up to three supporting letters that address the nominee’s contributions.
  5. A 50-word citation, written by the nominator, which would be used in the event the nominee receives the award.

Unsuccessful nominations may be reconsidered in a subsequent year if the nominee is still qualified and the nominator sends a letter requesting reconsideration to the chair of the Metzner Award committee.

Members of the Metzner Award Committee should not be involved in nominating a candidate or in writing letters of support. Supporting letters written by Committee members prior to being appointed to the committee are acceptable.


Please e-mail suggestions and comments to albertco@umche.maine.edu.
Updated 03 December 2017