The Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize

The Dirks Prize recognizes exceptional early-career achievement by a researcher working in any area of molecular programming, whether theory, experiment, computation, or a combination thereof. The winner will receive a cash prize and be invited by ISNSCE to present a Prize Lecture at FNANO.


To be eligible, a candidate must be a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar who has not yet started a tenure-track position.


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Nominations must be uploaded by February 2, 2018. Additional recommendation letters must be uploaded by February 12, 2018.

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