Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military and Security Applications - Application Process

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  July 1, 2019

 

The Military and Security Society (MAS) of INFORMS is seeking nominations for the 2019 Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military and Security Applications.

The purpose of the Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military and Security Applications is to promote the development and application of process modeling and operations research (OR) analyses to defense-related applications, including military and national security issues. The scholarship provides funding of $5,000 ($US) to support the development of highly qualified individuals and promote the interchange of military and national security OR research knowledge in conjunction with INFORMS.

The Bonder Scholarship consists of a grant of $4,000 ($US) that is intended to provide financial support for a promising new researcher. In addition, the award winner will be eligible for up to $1,000 ($US) of travel funding to support their participation in Military and Security Society activities at the annual INFORMS conference. An additional $2,000 ($US) grant is provided and funded by the Seth Bonder Foundation.  INFORMS will waive registration fees for awardees. The tenure of the award is one year.

Students pursuing doctoral studies in military and/or national security OR or a related discipline are eligible, particularly those with two to three years remaining in their programs. Applicants must be paid up members of INFORMS. Applications from US and international students are welcome.

Candidates should submit the following materials electronically:

  • a curriculum vita
  • two letters of support (note: In a few cases, when it is needed in order to fully represent the academic and practical strengths of an application, a third letter may be appropriate)
  • a brief statement describing why they are interested in applying operations research to defense-related applications, including military and national security issues
  • a two-page summary of their proposed program of research

Applications are to be submitted by candidates, and letters of support by their respective authors, in portable document format (PDF) via email by July 1, 2019 to:

 

2019 Committee Chair

Dr. Nathan Bastian

Email: nathaniel.bastian@fulbrightmail.org

 

Selection Criteria:

  • The scholarship will be granted on the basis of excellence, innovation, preparation, and probability of candidate's success.
  • Candidates will be evaluated on the quality of their preparation to undertake a program of applied operations research in the military and/or national security arena.
  • The proposed program of research will be judged according to its potential for making a significant contribution to the field of applied OR in defense-related applications, including military and national security, as well as the likelihood of successful completion.

All applicants will be notified by the end of August 2019 of competition results.