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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Nominations are now open for the following ASA prizes:</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<ul type="disc">
<li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<b>the Bok Prize</b> for outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours or eligible Masters student,<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<b>the Charlene Heisler Prize </b>for the most outstanding PhD thesis in astronomy or closely related field,<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<b>the Louise Webster Prize</b> for outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career,<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<b>the Anne Green Prize</b> for a significant advance or accomplishment by a mid-career scientist,<o:p></o:p></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">CLOSING DATE for all prizes is <b>
Friday 14th February, 2020.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Submissions should be emailed to the ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator, Dr Tanya Hill:
<a href="mailto:thill@museum.vic.gov.au">thill@museum.vic.gov.au</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black"><br>
The ASA is strongly committed to improving the representation and status of women in astronomy. The Society expects that female candidates should comprise at least 25% of the nominations for each prize and acknowledges the support of institutions for helping
 to achieve this goal. The fraction of female candidates nominated for each prize across the last five years is included below.<br>
  <br>
<b>Bok Prize - Closing Date: Friday 14th February, 2020</b><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black"><a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/wBfvCyoNVrcxppg8tMt5yO?domain=hes32-ctp.trendmicro.com">http://asa.astronomy.org.au/bok.php</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">For most outstanding Honours/Masters thesis in astronomy or closely related field.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Eligible Masters students are those who have entered their Masters degree directly from a 3 year undergraduate degree (without undertaking an Honours year).
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">All degree requirements must have been completed in 2019.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">A maximum of 2 nominations can be submitted by an Australian university<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Nominations must be endorsed by the Head of Department and submitted by the candidate’s supervisor.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Percentage of female nominations in previous years: 62% (2019),
<b>0% (2018)</b>, 29% (2017), 50% (2016), 83% (2015)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black"><br>
<b>Charlene Heisler Prize - Closing Date: Friday 14th February, 2020</b><br>
<a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/QlmcCANZvPik88gwTYGjhw?domain=hes32-ctp.trendmicro.com">http://asa.astronomy.org.au/chp.php</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">For most outstanding PhD thesis in astronomy or a closely related field.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">The PhD thesis must have been accepted (but not necessarily conferred) by an Australian university during 2019.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">A maximum of 2 nominations can be submitted by an Australian university.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">Nominations must be endorsed by the Head of Department and submitted by the candidate’s supervisor.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Percentage of female nominations in previous years: 38% (2019), 44% (2018), 43% (2017), 25% (2016), 40% (2015)<br>
<br>
<br>
<b>Louise Webster Prize - Closing Date: Friday 14th February, 2020</b><br>
<a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/mDvBCD1jy9t4yy1Euko4Gc?domain=hes32-ctp.trendmicro.com">http://asa.astronomy.org.au/lwp.php</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">For outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career, based on the scientific impact of a single research paper (within astronomy or a closely related field), which has the applicant
 as first author. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">The applicant is required to have been an ASA member for at least two years prior to nomination for the award.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">The applicant must have had their PhD conferred within five years prior to the nomination deadline (acceptable leaves of absence from active research will be taken into consideration when determining
 eligibility).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Percentage of female nominations in previous years: 50% (2019), 100% (2018),
<b>0% (2017)</b>, <b>0% (2016)</b>, 100% (2015) <br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black"><br>
<b>Anne Green Prize - Closing Date: Friday 14th February, 2020</b><br>
<a href="https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/bTOICGvmB5iv66mDFYOeyG?domain=hes32-ctp.trendmicro.com">http://asa.astronomy.org.au/green.php</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">For a significant advance or accomplishment by a mid-career scientist,  based on a nominated body of work that supports the scientific accomplishment and the subsequent impact of the research (within
 astronomy or a closely related field). <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">The nominated body of work must have been published in refereed scientific journals, appearing in final published form within 5 years prior to the nomination deadline.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">The applicant is required to have been an ASA member for at least two years prior to nomination for the award.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2"><![if !supportLists]><span style="color:black"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">-<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">         
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="color:black">The applicant must have had their PhD conferred 5 to 15 years prior to the nomination deadline (acceptable leaves of absence from active research will be taken into consideration when determining eligibility).<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Percentage of female nominations in previous years: 40% (2019), 50% (2018)<br>
<br>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Submissions should be emailed to the ASA Prizes and Awards Coordinator, Dr Tanya Hill –
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