[ASA] ASA prizes - call for nominations

Hill, Tanya thill at museum.vic.gov.au
Wed Dec 19 10:18:47 AEDT 2012

The following ASA prizes are now open for nominations.

1.    Charlene Heisler Prize - Closing Date: Friday 1st March

For most outstanding PhD thesis in astronomy or a closely related field. The PhD thesis must have been accepted (but not necessarily conferred) by an Australian university during 2012.

Nomination guidelines: http://asa.astronomy.org.au/chp.html

2.    Louise Webster Prize  - Closing Date: Friday 8th March

For outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career. The prize is awarded on the basis of the scientific impact of a single research paper (within astronomy or a closely related field), which has the applicant as first author. There are a number of eligibility requirements including that the applicant's PhD must have been conferred and the research paper must have been published within the last five years (or part-time equivalent). The applicant is also required to have been an ASA member for the last 2 years.

Eligibility requirements and nomination guidelines: http://asa.astronomy.org.au/lwp.html

3.    Bok Prize - Closing Date: Thursday 31st January

For outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours or eligible Masters student, as announced previously.

Eligibility requirements and nomination guidelines: http://asa.astronomy.org.au/bok.html

Prize Winners
All prizes consist of a medal, together with a cash prize and ASA membership for 2014. Prize winners will also be invited to present their research at the 2013 ASA scientific meeting.

Nominations are strongly encouraged. If you have any questions regarding the prizes please send me an email:

Tanya  Hill -  thill at museum.vic.gov.au<mailto:thill at museum.vic.gov.au>


Dr Tanya Hill
ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator

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