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The Jeffrey Award call for applications

A fund established in memory of George A. Jeffrey will be used to assist outstanding students to attend the Congresses of the IUCr. The first award(s) will be made at the Geneva Congress. Applications are invited worldwide. These must be from graduate students in good standing at the time of the Congress.

Applications must include: A one-page letter explaining the student’s background and any special circumstances in support of the application. Letters of recommendation from the student’s mentor and from one other person familiar with the student’s crystallographic abilities and background. The mentor should state the expected date for the student’s graduation. A one-page biographical sketch of the student. Copies of any reprints, preprints or abstracts in which the student is an author. An abstract with the student as first author, which has been submitted for the program of the Geneva Congress. The student’s e-mail address.

The original and two copies of the application (in English) should be mailed to: B. Craven, Chemistry Dept, Indiana U. of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15732, USA. It must be received no later than May 15, 2002. Applications will be judged by B. Craven, H. Berman (Rutgers U.) and M. Caffrey (Ohio State U.). The important criteria will be the scientific excellence of the student’s research, the student’s financial need and the student’s proficiency in English, the official language of the Congress. The Jeffrey Award will cover at least the student’s registration fee and the cost of student housing.