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Renate W. Chasman Scholarship

The Chasman Award consists of a one-time $1,000 award, to be applied for by November 30th of each year to be presented in Spring of the competition year. Applicants must be:

  • women, and
  •  graduate students at an accredited educational institution,
  • performing research at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics),
  • receiving their degree not prior to May of the competition year,

All application materials - forms, transcripts, reference letters, and statements are due by November 30 for the competition year Application form (pdf).

For more information, email, the BWIS Scholarship committee at

BWIS Gertrude S. Goldhaber Prize

The Gertrude S. Goldhaber Prize has been established to honor Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber for her outstanding contributions in the field of nuclear physics, and also for her support of women in science, and to recognize substantial promise and accomplishment by a woman graduate student in physics.

The winner will receive an award of $1000 from a fund administered by Brookhaven Women in Science, and will be expected to give a seminar on her work at the award ceremony. Nominees must:

  • be enrolled in the graduate program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and/or performing their thesis research at Brookhaven National Laboratory;
  • be admitted to the candidacy for the doctoral degree;
  • not be receiving her degree prior to the calendar year of the award; and
  • submit one letter of recommendation and one scientific paper they authored.


All Goldhaber Prize application materials are due by April 1st for the competition year.

The award recipient will be announced by the end of June of each year, and the award ceremony will take place each Summer. The winner will be expected to give a short seminar on her work at the award ceremony.

For further information, please contact:

Marc-André Pleier, 631 344-4249, or email:

Battelle - Brookhaven Women In Science Award (Discontinued in 2009)

Battelle and BWIS instituted an annual award to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and mathematics. The award of $1000 was presented to a female high school student with a strong interest and aptitude for science or mathematics from each of five selected school districts - Longwood High School, Riverhead High School, William Floyd High School, Shoreham-Wading River High School and Eastport/South Manor Central High School.

The principals of each selected school were requested to choose a qualified candidate for the Battelle /Brookhaven Women in Science Award from the current graduating class. Children of Brookhaven National Laboratory employees were not eligible for this award.