IAU PhD Prize – Deadline December 15, 2017

November 28, 2017, from Richard Morton

IAU Ph.D. Prize Candidates Sought – Deadline December 15, 2017

The IAU Ph.D. Prizes recognize outstanding scientific achievements in astrophysics around the world. One of these prizes will be awarded in 2018 to a candidate who has carried out exceptional work in the previous year in the field of solar and heliospheric physics as part of their Ph.D. research, as judged by the Steering Committee of IAU Division E, Sun and Heliosphere.

To be considered for this prize, candidates are required to submit by 15 December 2017 an abstract of their thesis that is suitable for public consumption, a 1500-word thesis summary, three brief letters of recommendation (including one from the PhD advisor), and a CV. Theses must have been defended between the 16 December 2016 and 15 December 2017 to be eligible for the 2018 IAU Ph.D. Prize.

Additional information on the application procedure for the IAU Ph.D. Prize, including a submission link, can be found at https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/phd_prize/

The IAU Ph.D. Prizes are open to candidates from any country, regardless of whether the country has an IAU National Membership. Additionally, a separate prize is available to be awarded to applicants from developing countries (defined as those not in the OECD).

The announcement of the winners of the 2017 IAU Ph.D. Prizes may be found at https://wwwiau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann17024/