Coblentz Honors & Awards
Award & Nomination Information And Due Dates
The Coblentz Society sponsors several awards, with the aim of recognizing advancements in vibrational spectroscopy.
The Society also has three travel grants and scholarships designed to assist students and early-career professionals. Learn more.
2022 Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2021
The Coblentz Society is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Craver Award. This award is presented annually to an outstanding young molecular spectroscopist whose efforts are in the area of applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. The candidate must be under the age of 45 on January 1st of the year of the award.
The work may include any aspect of (near-, mid-, or far-infrared) IR, THz, or Raman spectroscopy in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy. Nominees are welcome from academic, government, or industrial research.
The Craver award is accompanied by an honorarium, an engraved award, and a travel allowance. In addition, a separate half-day award symposium honoring the award recipient and highlighting awardee interests will be held at the same SciX conference.
Candidates will be considered from the time of initial nomination until the age of eligibility is exceeded. Annual updates of candidate files are encouraged and will be solicited from the nomination source by the Award’s committee chair.
Nominations for 2022 must include a detailed description of the nominee’s accomplishments, curriculum vitae or resume, and a minimum of three supporting letters. Nominations must be received by October 31st of the year preceding the award.
The Craver award is presented annually at the SciX conference presented by FACSS, at which the awardee is encouraged to present a plenary lecture. Please send nomination packages to the Society’s Nominations Committee (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
2022 Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2021
The purpose of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award is to honor Dr. Lippincott’s memory by the recognition of significant contributions and notable achievements in the field of vibrational spectroscopy.
The medal is sponsored jointly by the Coblentz Society, the Optical Society (OSA) and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. It is awarded annually at an appropriate scientific meeting. The award consists of the medal and travel allowances to the meeting. The Awardee will present an address related to the contributions for which he or she is being honored. In addition, there may be a symposium of talks by invited speakers.
Recipients of the medal must have made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy as judged by their influence on other scientists. Because innovation was a hallmark of the work of Ellis R. Lippincott, this quality in the contributions of candidates will be carefully appraised. The contributions may be theoretical or experimental or both, and may have been made in the course of applied as well as basic research. No restriction is placed on the citizenship or national origin of candidates. A candidate need not be a member of any of the sponsoring societies. The award will not be made posthumously unless an Awardee should die after the selection procedure has been completed.
Nominations should contain the name and affiliation of the nominee and sufficient background information to justify the nomination. A nominator is expected to believe sufficiently strongly in the quality of the work of his or her candidate to provide evidence of that belief. No restriction is placed on who may nominate, and all nominations received by the committee prior to October 1 in any year will be considered for the award to be presented in the fall of the following year. Files of nominees will be kept active for three years, after which the nominee must be renominated with an updated file or the file will be closed.
Nominations should be submitted to:
OSA Awards Office
The Optical Society (OSA)
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036