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GFEC Award 2014
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* GFEC Award 2014 (procedure and deadlines)

At the occasion of the 2009 edition of the World Conference on Carbon hosted by France, the French Carbon Group (GFEC) has created a new award to recognise a significant contribution to carbon science or carbon
technology brought by a “young” scientist or engineer, regardless of his/her country of origin and citizenship, whose awarded  work has been carried-out in a laboratory from a country whose official language is French,
or by a citizen from a country whose official language is French and whose awarded work has been
carried-out anywhere in the world. The laboratory may be academic and public, or from a company or private.

This prize is awarded every year at the occasion of the ongoing World Conference on Carbon.

The enforced conditions for eligibility is that
(i) the remarkable  results to be awarded should be presented at the forthcoming World Conference on
Carbon, i.e., for 2014, the CARBON’14 conference in Jeju, South Korea ;
(ii) the remarkable results to be awarded should be recent, i.e., disclosed not earlier than in 2013 or 2014,
if already published;
(iii)the recipient of the Award has to attend the CARBON'14 conference and give the related lecture in person.
The award will be given by the current Chair of GFEC upon the recommendation of the GFEC Award
Committee, at any appropriate time allocated by the Organising Committee of the CARBON Conference.

The GFEC award will include a one-time money prize of 1000 € (one thousand Euros).

Nominations are now sought for the award. The award is made upon the  basis of an appraisal of TWO
documents (PDF Format):
(1) An Abstract of at least 4 pages, so that the Committee can  fairly assess the quality and originality of the work. It can be the Extended Abstract as it was or will be submitted to the CARBON  conference in due time.
It can also be the reprint of the related article if already published.
(2) A commentary provided by the “Nominator”, typically a close  colleague, or the candidate’s supervisor if
applicable. That the fact that the nominee is the main author of the work proposed should be clearly
assessed, as well as the reason why the nominee if fully eligible.

The nomination may come from anyone in the world, but should be made under the cover of any of the
members of the GFEC Award Committee known by the Nominator, or directly sent to the current Chair of
GFEC, Dr. Roland PELLENQ (

The closing date for receiving nominations for the GFEC Award is March 1st 2014.

Applicants will be informed of the selection by the GFEC Award Committee on March 25th that is a week
before the deadline for discount registration for CARBON2014.
(deadline, March 31st 2014,