Graduate Research Award

Funding Agency:
American Vacuum Society

Purpose: To recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.

Deadline for Nominations: May 13, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The nominee must be a registered graduate student in an accredited academic institution at the time in which the applications are due. The award may be given to a particular individual only once. Following the Awards Committee Meeting in the Spring/Summer, the top eight (8) student nominees are notified and invited to present talks on their research to the Awards Committee on Tuesday morning at the International Symposium. After the interview, the remaining three (3) students of the eight (8) finalists will receive a Graduate Research Award. Criteria for selection of the awardees are excellence in research and academic record.

Amount Description

The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium. Approximately ten awards are given annually.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

May 13, 2024