[ASA] Bok Prize - open for nominations

Hill, Tanya thill at museum.vic.gov.au
Wed Nov 13 15:01:09 AEDT 2013

The Bok Prize for outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours or eligible Masters student is now open for nominations. The Prize consists of the Bok Medal, $500 and ASA membership for one year. The recipient will be invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ASA, where the prize will be presented.

The closing date is Friday 31 January 2014.

Information is provided on the ASA website: http://asa.astronomy.org.au/bok.html

To be eligible for the Prize applicants must have been an Honours student or eligible Masters student at an Australian university at 30 June 2013, and completed their degree requirements in that same year. Their research must have been carried out in an area of astronomy or closely related field.

Eligible Masters students are those who have entered their Masters degree from a 3 year undergraduate degree. Students who completed an Honours year before entering the Masters degree are not eligible for the Bok prize.

Submissions must include:
*        an electronic copy of the Honours/Masters report or two hardcopies,
*        a brief statement (~1/2 page) by the applicant, in their own words, explicitly describing their major contributions to the research, the resources they used and the help they received. This may already be included in the report,
*        a completed Supervisor's Statement - this is a confidential statement by the applicant's supervisor detailing the highlights of the research, indicating the relationship of the submission to the student's course requirements, and highlighting the originality of the work. Please use the Supervisor's Statement form (Word<http://asa.astronomy.org.au/Bok_Prize_Supervisor_statement.doc> or pdf<http://asa.astronomy.org.au/Bok_Prize_Supervisor_statement.pdf>).

Submissions should be addressed to:

Dr Tanya Hill
ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne Vic 3001
thill at museum.vic.gov.au

An assessment committee nominated by the ASA Council will evaluate the submitted materials and make a recommendation to the ASA Council. The decision of the Council is final, including the decision not to award the prize in any given year.

Dr Tanya Hill
Planetarium Manager | Senior Curator, Astronomy
Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks

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