Student Award Guidelines

Two types of student awards are given every year, the Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science and the Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award.  Both awards are sponsored by Henkel Corporation.

Eligibility – Any student who is past the first year of graduate study and who will be enrolled in graduate school at the time of the annual meeting and who has not received a student award previously is eligible to compete

Peebles Award for Graduate Research in Adhesion Science
Multiple awards are given each year and are selected based on extended abstracts submitted as contributions to the Annual Meeting.  These awardees will receive partial support to attend the meeting and will present their paper at an oral symposium with other award winners.  The amount of the support will not exceed the lesser of $750USD or one-half of the student’s expenses for attending the meeting.  In addition to this support, registration fees for the adhesion science short course and the meeting will be waived for Peebles Award winners.

Peebles award winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Timeliness and relevance to the field of adhesion
  2. Clarity in statement of the problem or research goal
  3. Soundness of the approach

Deadline – an extended abstract is due by September 29.  Application submission information can be found on the meeting information page.

Extended abstract guidelines – The extended abstract must have good English grammar and sentence structure.  Format should be like a published or in-press paper, a preprint or similar.  Example section headings include an Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion and a Conclusion.  No minimum number of words or pages are stipulated.  Click here to access the extended abstract template.  The extended abstracts will not be published.

Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award
All Peebles award winners are required to present their work at the annual meeting.  The presentations will form the basis for choosing the winner of the Alan Gent award.  The winner will receive a cash prize in addition to the remuneration associated with being a Peebles award winner. 

If there are questions about the Student Award competition please contact Eric Silverberg at

@Copyright 2024.

The Adhesion Society, 510 King Street, Suite 418, Alexandria, VA 22314

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software