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TMS award recipients include some of the most accomplished minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers in the world, as well as the next generation of distinguished professionals.


March 15: TMS Student Scholarships and Best Paper Awards are due March 15 of the previous year.
June 15: Travel Grants for the MS&T Conference (held in September or October) are due June 15 of the same year.
November 15: Travel Grants for the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition (held in February or March) are due November 15 of the previous year.

Learn More

To learn more about each award offered by TMS, visit the TMS Honors & Awards website.

Contact Us

For questions or assistance, contact the TMS Awards & Honors Program or call 1-724-814-3142.


1. Register

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login to the award with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online application. 

4. Save

During the Call for Applications period, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section. Applications will not be considered by the award committee until all paperwork has been submitted online, including reference letters and material.

5. Submit

On completion, save your Nomination as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Applications period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

If you require assistance or additional information, please contact the Award Administrator.


TMS student scholarships, travel grants, and best paper awards are open to all members of the Material Advantage student program, which is the joint membership program for undergraduate and graduate students sponsored by TMS, the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology.

Not sure if your Material Advantage membership is up-to-date?

Log in to using your Material Advantage username and password to view your current membership status. If your membership is inactive, you can renew today and return to this site once your membership is reactivated* to apply for an award.

Not a Material Advantage member?

Join today* to become eligible for TMS scholarships and awards and to enjoy a variety of additional benefits from TMS and our three Material Advantage partner societies. Membership dues are $30 per year. Learn more about Material Advantage membership.
* Please allow two business days for your membership application or renewal to be processed. Material Advantage

TMS Foundation

The TMS Foundation helps nurture the future of the minerals, metals, and materials fields by supporting scholarships and student programs. These activities not only remove barriers to education but encourage a deeper involvement in the greater materials community.

Many of the student awards offered by TMS are supported by the TMS Foundation, including:

  • Acta Materialia Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Kaufman CALPHAD Scholarship
  • TMS Best Paper Contest
  • TMS Division Scholarships
  • TMS International Symposium on Superalloys Scholarship
  • Travel Grants

Learn more about the TMS Foundation or see how you can contribute to its mission

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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: (724) 766-9000
Fax: (724) 766-3770