IWA Specialist Group on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) is calling for nominations for the MEWE Early Career Researcher Award 2019

The inaugural MEWE Early Career Award, sponsored by Hazen and Sawyer, will recognise early career IWA members who are making promising contributions to the Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering community through research and service. The early career researcher must be pre-tenure (or equivalent) and within 10 years of completion of their PhD (not including career gaps due to individual circumstances).

Submissions will be judged by an international evaluation committee comprised of the following members:
- Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht (TU Delft)
- Prof. Xianghua Wen (Tsinghua University)
- Prof. Nancy Love (University of Michigan)
- Prof. Satoshi Okabe (Hokkaido University)
- Prof. Tom Curtis (Newcastle University)

This award will be presented to recipients at the upcoming IWA MEWE 2019 conference, to be held from 17-20 November, 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan.

How to Apply?
To submit your nomination, please complete the nomination application below before 15 July 2019, 23:59 CEST.

Nominations for the award must be made by a current IWA member and can only be submitted through this online form. Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed. The winner will be notified by 15 September 2019. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Required Nomination Documents
  • A motivation letter of max. 250 words (pdf format)
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a complete publication list of the nominee (pdf format)
  • Two (2) supporting letters from scientists affiliated neither with your institution nor with the institution of the nominated candidate (pdf format)
For all enquiries, please contact Ms. Kambiri Cox at kambiri.cox@iwahq.org.

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