Contexte et description:
La bourse commémorative Boris P. Stoicheff a été établie en 2011 par la Fondation de l’ACP (FACP)1 et l’OSA Foundation (OSAF) à la mémoire de cet éminent chercheur en spectroscopie laser, reconnu internationalement, qui a aussi été président de l’Association canadienne des physiciens et physiciennes (ACP) et de l’Optical Society of America (OSA).
La bourse est décernée à un étudiant de cycles supérieurs qui s’est distingué à la fois par sa recherche et par les services rendus à la collectivité d’optique ou de physique. La bourse est décernée conjointement par la FACP et l’OSAF, son administration et sa présentation alternant entre les deux sociétés. La première bourse a été décernée en 2012 par l’ACP.
La bourse étant décernée conjointement par une société canadienne et une société américaine, les instructions et les formulaires sont disponibles en anglais seulement.
A $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually in the currency of the awarding society.
All applicants must:
- Be a student member in good standing of the awarding society (even years: CAP; odd years: OSA).
- Be an accepted, registered or enrolled full time graduate student studying astronomy, electrical engineering, medical physics, optics, photonics, or physics. (NOTE – the applicant cannot have already defended, or be in the process of defending, their thesis)
- Have at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal that is recognized by the awarding society (in OSA’s awarding year chemistry will be added to the criteria). (NOTE – the applicant does not need to be listed as the lead author)
- Have made at least one conference presentation at a scientific meeting recognized by the awarding society.
- Have an accepted submission, in the year of the award, at the annual meeting of the awarding society (even years: CAP Annual Congress; odd years: OSA Annual Meeting).
- Demonstrate community service, which may include but is not limited to: leadership in a student association or other student organization at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Application Materials Required for Submission:
- Copy of the abstract or paper submitted to the awarding society’s annual meeting (even years: abstract submitted to the CAP Annual Congress; odd years: accepted paper submitted to the OSA Annual Meeting).
- Description of community service activities (written by applicant).
- Statement explaining area of research (written by applicant).
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- Latest university transcripts.
- Two letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters should be from the applicant’s supervisor and should include a statement confirming the applicant’s status as an accepted, registered or enrolled full time graduate student, the applicant’s anticipated date of defence, as well as a brief description of the applicant’s research program. At least one reference should speak to the applicant’s academic performance. Both references should comment on the applicant’s potential for leadership and/or for making a significant contribution to optics or a related field.NOTE : The letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the CAP Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is a merit based scholarship. Applicants will be judged on following criteria:
- Quality of scholarship documentation written by applicant
- Quality of the accepted submission to awarding society’s annual meeting
- Academic/research performance
- Community service to the optics or physics community
- Applications are solicited and collected by the awarding society, and are only valid for the scholarship competition year for which they are submitted.
- A selection committee of 3-5 members established by the awarding society reviews all eligible applications and selects the winner. The committee should include a representative from the non-awarding society, who will serve as the Chair of the selection committee in the next year.
- The scholarship is presented to the winner during the annual meeting of the awarding society (even years: CAP Annual Congress; odd years: OSA Annual Meeting). Winners will receive a joint CAP-ETF/OSAF certificate and a scholarship cheque issued by the awarding society.
The awarding society will set the deadlines based on the timing of their annual meeting.
1. anciennement Fonds d’éducation en fidéicommis de l’ACP (FEF)