Early Career Investigator Award

Description: This award recognizes early career researchers who have significantly advanced the field of Multiscale Materials Modelling.
Eligibility: An individual who is at least 5 years but no more than 10 years from receipt of her/his doctoral degree during the year of the nomination (exceptions may be made for career interruptions associated with family or military service). The winner must have attended at least one MMM meeting prior to the award.

Prize: An engraved plaque, a $500 award, economy class travel to, accommodation at, and complimentary registration for the MMM meeting in which the award is presented. The award is typically present at the MMM Conference Banquet.


  • The nominator should be a researcher who has attended at least two of the previous five MMM conferences
  • The nominee should be a researcher who has attended at least one of the previous five MMM conferences
  • The nomination package should include the following materials:
    • The nomination form including a proposed citation of 25 words or less highlighting the major contributions of the nominee. The nomination form can be accessed Here!
    • A nomination letter from the nominator of no more than 2-pages in length
    • The nominee’s curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages
    • Up to 2 additional supporting letters from individuals familiar with the nominee’s technical contributions and achievements (each letter should be no more than two pages)
    • All documents should be submitted by the nominator as a single PDF file to mmm10@jhu.edu with a subject title “Early Career Award Nomination”.
Evaluation: Nomination packages are due June 17th, 2022. The International Advisory Board will vote within a month after the nomination deadline to select this years awardee. The members of the MMM Executive Committee (EC) of the International Advisory Board (IAB) are ineligible to submit nominations or supporting letters. Additionally, IAB members who have nominated or provided nomination support letters may not participate in the selection process.