TO THE SCRIPPS COMMUNITY:
We are pleased to announce the first offering of the Paul G. Silver Young Scholar Research Enhancement Award.
Paul G. Silver received his Ph.D. in geophysics from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in 1982 and went on to a highly distinguished career. He applied seismology in innovative ways to study a range of topics from earthquake triggering, through upper mantle flow, to core-mantle boundary structure. He led several international projects that resulted in new insights on directionally-dependent wave propagation associated with crust and/or mantle deformation. Paul was particularly well-known for his creativity and successful mentoring of young scholars, both being outcomes of his inquisitive and open, yet focused on the end-result, approach to science.
In recognition of Paul’s mentorship, and to enable young scholars to pursue a new idea, the Paul G. Silver Young Scholar Research Enhancement Award will provide funds to extend work beyond what would typically be within reach for a young investigator. Awards of $2,000-5,000 will be offered annually through a competitive application process, open to undergraduates, graduate students, or new researchers (< 4 yr post-Ph.D.) who are pursuing geophysical research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Applicants should provide a single page description of the objectives and status of their ongoing research project, of the aspect(s) that would be supported by an award, and details of how funds would be used. Examples include, but are not limited to: support for a visit to another lab to acquire or process data; conduct of a pilot field study; acquisition fees for agency or commercially served data; travel to an in-depth topical workshop where significant interaction with colleagues could enhance research outcomes.
This year's applications should be submitted by June 6, 2014, at http://igpp.ucsd.edu/greenfoundation/paulgsilverapplication.
The IGPP Green Foundation Selection Committee will evaluate applications and final selection will be made in consultation with Nathalie Valette-Silver, PhD.
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