Apply Now for 2022 Chasman Award for Women

By Amber Aponte

Photo of Renate Chasman

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Renate W. Chasman Award for Women, provided by Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.

This year, BWIS is pleased to offer two awards of $2,750 each, made possible by generous contributions from the following groups: Long Island Section of the American Nuclear Society (LIANS), Advanced Technology Research Office – Instrumentation, Magnet, the ATF, and the ATRO Office of Project Management & Engineering, Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate, Nuclear and Particle Physics Directorate, Center for Functional Nanomaterials Users Executive Committee, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) Users Executive Committee, and NSLS-II Department.

The Chasman Award encourages women to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The award honors the memory and scientific contributions of Renate Chasman (1932-1977), a noted physicist at Brookhaven Lab. Her work significantly influenced the design of electron particle accelerators around the world, including Brookhaven’s NSLS and its successor, NSLS-II, a $912 million state-of-the-art facility that became operational in 2015.

The award recipients will be announced in the spring of 2022. The date, time, location, and online access to the award ceremony will be announced later this year.

BWIS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers and established the Chasman Award in 1986. The award has been bestowed on more than 40 exemplary students and early career professional women in the STEM fields.

“The Chasman Award commemorates one of the pioneers in research at Brookhaven National Lab. The committee looks forward to selecting the 2022 recipients of this prestigious award,” said committee officer Maria Chamizo-Llatas. “We’re especially grateful to LIANS and ATRO for their generous contributions, which made two awards possible this year.”

Eligibility requirements

  • The award is limited to women.
  • Candidates must be graduate students at an accredited educational institution doing research at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the STEM disciplines.
  • Candidates receiving their graduate degree on or before May 2022 are not eligible.

The application deadline is March 14, 2022. The application form can be found on the BWIS awards web page.

For questions about this year’s award or the application requirements, please contact


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