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ISUILS Award for Young Researchers
ISUILS Award for Young Researchers

The ISUILS Award for Young Researchers is sponsored by Japan Intense Light Field Science Society (JILS), one of the official support organizations of this symposium, and is available to encourage attendance of outstanding young researchers active in the field of intense laser science. The First ISUILS Award for Young Researchers was awarded to two researchers at ISUILS9, held last December in Maui, Hawaii.

This year, three researchers will be chosen to receive the award. Each awardee will receive up to ¥100,000 (JPY) will be granted to help cover his/her travel and local staying expense. The grant will be given to the awardees at the symposium site.

Graduate (PhD) students, post-doctoral fellows, as well as young researchers in both temporary and permanent positions are eligible to apply.

To be eligible for the award, applicants are also required to:
  1. attend the symposium,
  2. give a poster presentation at the symposium,
  3. stay for the entire period of the meeting.

To apply, please submit the following documents by electronic files to the ISUILS Secretary (

  1. Curriculum vitae, including your date of birth
  2. A list of publications
  3. A letter of recommendation written by the applicant's supervisor or a head of the group to which he/she belongs

Please specify in your submission that you are applying for the "ISUILS Award for Young Researchers."

The closing date for application and receipt of the required documents is Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 9:00 a.m. JST. The awardees will be announced by June 15, 2011. They will be notified by email as well as announced on the symposium website.

Once they are selected, the awardees will be requested to submit their abstracts for the poster paper presentation through the symposium website no later than August 30, 2011 (5:00 p.m. JST).

For inquiries, please contact the ISUILS Secretary.

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity and make your applications.

Application for the 2nd ISUILS Awards for Young Researchers is now closed.
We thank you for the applications that we received this year.