Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Very Early Career Woman Physicist Prize

The Women in Physics Group invites applications from women at the start of their careers in physics who have made a substantial contribution to the subject and have undertaken activities to support and encourage others in the field. The prize is sponsored by Shell and is awarded annually to a woman who is within five years of the award of her first degree in physics (Bachelor’s or Master’s), allowing for career breaks, and is either working as a physicist or is engaged in postgraduate study in physics.

Shortlisted applicants will give a presentation of their work at a major Institute of Physics’ Women in Physics event on 5 November 2015. The winner will be presented with £1,000 donated by Shell and an award certificate at this event. As well as providing recognition of the winner's work, the award will also provide valuable networking opportunities. Applicants must therefore be resident in the UK or Ireland at the time of applying for the award.

The Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year Award seeks to recognise the outstanding work of women embarking on a career in physics and to promote the career opportunities open to people with physics qualifications.

For more details on how to apply and to download an application form please visit the website:

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