Explanations and Instructions for Submission of a Preliminary Prospectus
The AAPT-ALPhA Award is a newly established award that will recognize “outstanding work in the development of an advanced laboratory apparatus or experiment by an undergraduate physics student at his or her home institution.” The detailed description of the Award may be found at http://www.advlab.org/aapt-alpha-award.html. Please read all information about this Award carefully.
The first Award, scheduled to be presented in January 2016, will recognize a project in progress during the academic year 2014-2015 that is completed and submitted by September 1, 2015. However, work currently in progress (academic year 2013-2014), which is completed and submitted by September 1, 2014, will also be considered in the pool of applicants for this first Award to be awarded in January 2016.
The (optional) submission of a Preliminary Prospectus to the Award Committee will alert the committee to your plans, and in return, the committee will give you early feedback on the eligibility and suitability of your project. Submission of this form does not obligate you to complete the project, nor does it replace the eventual need to submit a full ‘application portfolio’ upon the project’s completion. Note: faculty should submit the preliminary prospectus. Students are expected to submit the final Portfolio.
The Application for the Preliminary Prospectus is outlined below. It is to be completed by the faculty mentor and submitted online (see link below). Questions 1 – 4 must each be answered in 200 words or less.
You can expect a response from the committee within two weeks after submission. The committee response will be by email to the faculty mentor. The prospectus will be given one of the following three ratings:
Jonathan Reichert, Chair, AAPT-ALPhA Award Committee