Saw this on the web and thought it might suit some of my ambitious scientist readers….The Women in Physics Group invites applications from women at the start of their careers in physics who have made a substantial contribution to the subject and may also have undertaken activities to support and encourage others in the field. The prize is awarded annually to a woman who is within three years of completing her undergraduate degree in physics and who is either working as a physicist or is engaged in postgraduate study.
The winner will receive £1,000 donated by Shell and an award certificate at a major Institute of Physics Women in Physics event in May 2009. As well as providing recognition of the winner's work through the prize money, the award will also provide valuable networking opportunities. Applicants
therefore must be working in the UK or Ireland. Further details and application forms can be found by visiting the website http://www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/Women_in_physics/index.html