Aldrich Materials Science, a
strategic growth initiative of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., announced the establishment
of a permanent endowment through the Materials Research Society (MRS) to
support the new Mid-Career Researcher Award. Intended to honor individuals that
have made outstanding mid-career advances in the scientific materials industry,
nominations for the inaugural award will be accepted through October 1, 2011.
The new Mid-Career
Researcher Award expands the existing MRS Awards portfolio, which includes awards
as the Outstanding Young Investigator (OYI) award and senior awards such as the
Von Hippel and David Turnbull Lectureship awards. The Award is open to
mid-career researchers, scientists, and engineers between 40-52 years of age,
in all areas of materials research. While funded by Aldrich Materials Science,
the Award is managed by the Materials Research Society. In addition to the
honor of peer recognition in the global materials research community, the
winner will receive $5,000.