International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) recognizes early-career
scientists and engineers (not having exceed the age of 40) who have exceptional promise of excellence in
research and significant contributions in the field of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.
The award is presented biennially at Conferences organized by TC203 of the ISSMGE. The Recipient receives
an award plaque and the registration fee will be waived for the conference at which the Award will be
presented. The recipient will be invited to give a theme lecture at the conference.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Young Researcher Award. The 2016 Young Researcher
Award will be presented at the next TC203 conference, the 3rd International Conference on Performance-
Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III) in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from July 16-
Please submit nominations by 30 September 2016 to:
Professor Ellen Rathje
University of Texas at Austin
Age criterion: Candidates must not exceed the age of 40 by December 31, 2016.
Nomination requirements: A nomination package must consist of a letter of nomination, a
CV containing a synopsis of the candidate’s achievements and contributions to the field and
a list of refereed publications.
Nominations will be evaluated by a committee of five members of the Technical Committee TC203 and the recipient will be announced by November 30, 2016.