As you know the IAU created in 2016 a new prize – the IAU PhD Prize. Once a year, each IAU Division has the opportunity to award its own prize to the candidate it feels has carried out the most remarkable work during the year (i.e. a PhD Thesis which has been defended between 16 December 2018 and 15 December 2019).
The IAU PhD Prize is open to candidates from any country, regardless of whether the country has an IAU National Membership. The objective is to recognise outstanding scientific achievement in astrophysics around the world even in the early stages of an individual’s career.
I would like to count on you in alerting potential candidates, in your country or institution, of this opportunity. The deadline for applications for the 2019 IAU PhD Prize will be 15th December, 2019.
The application form is available here: https://www.iau.org/submissions/phd-prize/.
The conditions and details for the application are available in the IAU webpage https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/phd_prize/.
I would also like to draw your attention to our announcement posted on the IAU webpages: https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann19008/ <https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/phd_prize/>.