GRAZ, Austria — Anton Paar is inviting researchers and scientists to submit projects for the first research prize for instrumental analysis and characterization, valued at €20,000.

The Austrian specialist for analytical instruments and measuring equipment Anton Paar is calling for applications for the first Anton Paar Research Award for Instrumental Analytics and Characterization. "We are looking forward to receiving submissions on new methods and/or applications of instrumental chemical analysis or physical characterization of materials not older than two years," said Gerhard Murer, Chief Scientist at Anton Paar. Additionally, the proposals should show a high probability of enabling new scientific or industrial products and/or applications.

The application is open to anyone interested in chemical analysis or physical characterization. The focus should be on new methods and applications. Projects that are not published may also be submitted, provided the criteria are met.

The Anton Paar Research Award has a prize of €20,000, funded by Anton Paar. A jury consisting of representatives from renowned Austrian universities and Anton Paar will select the winners. All entries will be judged based on the potential for application as a product or method, and the impact on the development of new or improved measuring technologies. The prize will be awarded in November 2018 at the Anton Paar headquarters in Graz, Austria, or at an Anton Paar subsidiary to which the winners will be invited.

Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2018.

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