Welcome to The 20th International Conference on NIR
Mui Saranwong, Honorary Secretary, ICNIRS
With the upcoming International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to be held in Beijing, China during 18-21 October 2021 (NIR-2021), the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) has following announcements
The Tomas Hirschfeld Award (THA), which is sponsored by Foss, Denmark, is made in recognition of a significant innovative and/or scientific contribution to NIR spectroscopy. It awarded on the basis of excellence in research conducted by a scientist of international standing. The award is open to academic or industrial researchers from any country, with the only restriction that the candidate must not be a direct employee of an instrument company. The award will be presented at the NIR-2021 in Beijing, China via the online platform. For more information on nomination guidelines, please visit www.ICNIRS.org.
Nominations must be sent by email only to the President-Elect Søren Balling Engelsen (Email: email@example.com) to arrive no later than May 31st, 2021 Late nominations will not be considered for the award.
The Karl Norris Award (KNA) is made in recognition of a major contribution to the science of NIR spectroscopy, including research and development of new technology. The award is open to senior academic or industrial researchers from any country, and there is no restriction on the employment background of the nominee. The award can only be made to an individual, and a person having once received the award shall not again be eligible for nomination. This award is aimed at researchers in the later stages of their career, with a sustained record of important contributions to NIR spectroscopy. For more information on nomination guideline, please visit www.ICNIRS.org.
Nominations must be sent by email only to the ICNIRS President, Tom Fearn (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrive no later than May 31st, 2021 Late nominations will not be considered for the award
In normal times, the ICNIRS offers travel awards for delegates to travel to the council's international conferences. They are intended as a supplement to the delegate's own resources for travel and are awarded in cases where there is a valid justification for financial support. Funding for the awards is made possible because of the donation of a significant portion of the profits from the previous ICNIRS conference and is dependent on the financial success of the previous conference. We gratefully acknowledge that funding for the NIR-2021 conference in Beijing, China will be possible because of the donation of profits by the organizers of the NIR-2019 conference in Gold Coast, Australia. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICNIRS will support awards of 100 USD for students in order to cover the online registration fee. ICNIRS will look most favorably on applicants who are full time PhD students and have relevant research work to be presented at the conference. For more information on application guidelines, please visit www.ICNIRS.org.
Nominations must be sent by email only to the ICNIRS Honorary Treasurer, Peter Tillman (Email: email@example.com) to arrive no later than May 31st, 2021. Late applications will not be considered for the award.
Any country that wishes to bid to host the International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in 2025 (NIR-2025) must notify the Council Secretary, Mui Saranwong (firstname.lastname@example.org) in writing (email) by 18 August 2021. The bidding country will be requested to sign the pre-agreement for hosting ICNIRS conference prior to the bidding process.