Rules for the Postgraduates Student Thesis Award from the Physical Society of Republic of China

Ratified during the meeting of Division of Academy on September 20, 2007
Ratified during the meeting of Division of Academy on February 21, 2008
Ratified during the meeting of Division of Academy on May 18, 2011
Ratified during the meeting of Division of Academy on April 28, 2012
Revised during the meeting of Division of Academy on March 27, 2014

 

  1. In order to raise the level of domestic graduate students in physics-related fields, and to approve and encourage research, we, the Physical Society of Republic of China, therefore, establish the present rules.
  2. These awards are for graduate or PhD students graduated from domestic universities and colleges within two years before the application deadline. The graduation date is the date on which the student passes thesis oral exam. Either the applicant or advisor should be a member of the Physical Society.
  3. Recommendation documents should include:
    1. One copy of graduate thesis or a paper accepted by the Chinese Journal of Physics (CJP) within one year of graduation.
    2. A letter of recommendation from related graduate institutes.
    3. One copy of personal profile of the applicant (including academic background, publication list, and copy of identification card).
    4. Adocument of the applicant’s declaration specifying that the thesis or paper is his or heroriginal work and does not involveany plagiarism.
  4. The criteria for theses include: 40% for the value and contribution of the research, 40% for the originality of the content, and 20% for the structure.
  5. Recommendations are accepted by our society up until August 31 of each year. No documents will be accepted after deadline.
  6. The members of the review committee for the Student Thesis Award are selected by the academic committee.
  7. Recommended theses will be reviewed by the review committee selected by the academic committee. The three (maximum five) best theses will be commended in the annual physics meeting, and awarded a medal and NTD20,000. Several merit awards are also given, and the winners of these awards will be awarded a certificate of merit and NTD3,000.
  8. If the best paper selected is a paper accepted by the Chinese Journal of Physics (CJP), another NTD10,000 is awarded to the winner. If the best paper is a graduate thesis, it may be submitted in the form of an academic paper. The winner will be awarded NTD10,000 if the paper is accepted within one year.
  9. These rules and any amendments will be implemented after the ratification of the academic committee of the society.