NSSC OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AWARD

The NSSC Outstanding Publication Award is awarded annually by the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium to the lead author of an outstanding peer-reviewed paper published in the areas of basic and applied science and engineering supporting the nation’s nuclear security and nonproliferation mission. 

An eligible publication is one that has a lead author who is an NSSC Fellow or Affiliate as of the publication date; has been published in a peer-reviewed journal; includes original research data, theory, or synthesis; and is a fundamental contribution to basic knowledge or an application-driven achievement of high consequence in the areas of nuclear security and nonproliferation research and development. Each annual contest starts with the first issue of May and ends with the last issue of the following April.

NSSC OUTSTANDING THESIS AWARD

The NSSC Outstanding Thesis Award is awarded annually by the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium to a scholar who has completed an exceptional thesis in the areas of basic and applied science and engineering supporting the nation’s nuclear security and nonproliferation mission. 

Any NSSC Fellow or Affiliate who has completed a masters or doctoral thesis in the previous calendar year is eligible. The thesis is expected to showcase high originality, significance, quality, and/or outcomes in the areas of basic and applied nuclear security science and engineering. Each annual contest considers theses published in the academic year directly preceding the deadline.

Guidelines and Nomination Procedure:

These highly competitive awards honor NSSC Fellows and Affiliates for their excellent contributions to nuclear security science. The Awards Selection Committee is composed of members of the NSSC Executive Team. Awards will be announced each year in the Fall and successful candidates will be presented certificates at the annual NSSC Fall Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting. The winning publications and theses are also featured on the NSSC website. 

NSSC Faculty and Lab Mentors are invited to nominate eligible publications and theses led by their Fellows and Affiliates. NSSC Fellows and Affiliates are also encouraged to self-nominate. 

Nominations must be submitted in our online form by June 30

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About the NSSC:

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) is a multi-institution initiative established by the National Nuclear Security Administration to train the next generation of nuclear security professionals while engaging in research and development in cooperation with partner U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories. Originally established in 2011, the NSSC has created a pattern for scientific excellence as demonstrated by the publication of hundreds of peer-reviewed papers in the field. A number of prestigious fellowships are annually awarded by the NSSC to top students from the nation’s premier educational institutions. For more information, visit our website at https://nssc.berkeley.edu/.