IAU PhD Prize Reminder

As you know each IAU Division has, once a year, the opportunity to award its own prize to the candidate it feels has carried out the most remarkable work in the previous year (i.e. a PhD Thesis which has been defended between the 16 December in the previous year, and 15 December this year). 

The IAU PhD Prize is open to candidates from any country, regardless of whether the country has  IAU National Membership. The objective is to recognise outstanding scientific achievement in astrophysics around the world even at that early stage in the career.

I would like to count on you in informing potential candidates, in your country or institution, of this opportunity since the deadline for applications for the 2020 IAU PhD Prize will be the 15th December.

The application form is available here:


The conditions and details for the application are available on the IAU webpage here: https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/phd_prize/

Please find more information in our announcement here: https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann21057/

I thank you in advance for your collaboration. 

José Miguel Rodriguez Espinosa

IAU General Secretary