Upcoming Award Deadlines

The UKSP Council wishes to draw your attention to upcoming award deadlines.

The forthcoming PhD prizes, in particular, have the potential to significantly impact the careers of early-career researchers. We encourage PhD supervisors to broadly consider the criteria and the accomplishments of their PhD students. Additionally, we urge early-career researchers who meet the award requirements to consult with their supervisors about the possibility of nomination.

PhD Prizes:·
European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division28th November 2023
PhD thesis must have been formally accepted by a degree-awarding institution in the EPS member states during the two years preceding the nomination http://plasma.ciemat.es/eps/awards/phd-research-award/

Royal Astronomical Society Keith Runcorn31st January 2024
Final thesis corrections need to have been approved by the awarding institution within the last year – e.g. between 31st January 2023 and 31st January 2024 for this year’s prize: https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards/2277-keith-runcorn-thesis-prize

Copernicus Society Copernicus Medal15th November 2023
Explicitly mid-career prize (no later than 20 years after receiving the PhD degree) for geo-, planetary- and space sciences: https://www.copernicus-gesellschaft.org/medal.html

Innovation Award:
European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division15th February 2024
For innovations which have had a real-world impact; interdisciplinary and teamwork is favourable: http://plasma.ciemat.es/eps/awards/innovation-award/