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Hashim A. Yamani Fund


hay19Hashim A. Yamani

Established in 2012
Each year, AAPT awards several two-year Hashim A. Yamani AAPT Memberships, which are regular electronic memberships and include electronic only access to copies of the American Journal of Physics, The Physics Teacher, and Physics Today. These awards are supported by the Hashim A. Yamani Fund, which was endowed in 2011 by generous contributions from several colleagues and mentees of Dr. Hashim A. Yamani, a prominent and well respected physics educator, researcher, and public servant in Saudi Arabia.  Individuals eligible for a Yamani Membership must be either an undergraduate senior who is planning a career teaching physics to start upon completion of his or her undergraduate degree or a graduate student who is in his or her last two years before receiving his or her final post-baccalaureate degree and who is planning a career teaching physics. Citizens of any country in the world are eligible for support but citizens of developing countries in such areas as the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia will have priority over citizens of developed countries in such areas as North America and Western Europe.

Submitting an Application

The deadline for receipt of applications each year is July 1.  All applications received by that date will be considered for a membership that will start on September 1 and run through August 31 two years later.  A completed application will consist of

1. The applicant’s curriculum vitae, including full identity, country of citizenship, and contact information (mailing address, phone numbers, email address) for the applicant, description of educational background, employment history, and listings of accomplishments, publications, honors received, presentations at colloquia, and workshops and conferences attended.

2. A one- to two-page narrative statement of the applicant’s background and career plans, including a statement about the applicant’s interest in AAPT and his or her perception of how AAPT might contribute to preparation for a teaching career.

3. The name of and contact information for two individuals who will submit letters of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf.

4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know the applicant well, and who can speak both of the applicant’s accomplishments and of the applicant’s promise for a successful career teaching physics.

The applicant will submit items 1, 2, and 3 by following instructions available at the link below. That URL also provides a tool the applicant can use to send his or her recommenders an email explaining how to submit a letter of recommendation.