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.
European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division – 28th 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 Runcorn – 31st 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 Medal – 15th 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
European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division – 15th February 2024
For innovations which have had a real-world impact; interdisciplinary and teamwork is favourable: http://plasma.ciemat.es/eps/awards/innovation-award/