Jocelyn Bell Burnell Inspiration Medal

Statutes

The European Astronomical Society wishes to recognise astronomers of all career stages whose contribution beyond scientific research. The name of the prize, Jocelyn Bell Burnell Inspiration Medal, has been decided by the EAS Council, after consultation of the EAS membership, and will be awarded for the first time in 2021 and in alternate years thereafter.

The Prize will be awarded to:

  1. an individual who has overcome disadvantage, be it social, economic or of other nature, to make an important contribution to Astronomy and by their example has inspired others;
  2. or
  3. an individual, organisation or group that has enabled advances in research and/or study in Astronomy or used Astronomy to benefit to the community at large;
  4. or
  5. an individual, organisation or group that has, through the teaching and application of astronomy, facilitated or encouraged underrepresented and/or underprivileged groups to engage with and exploit advances in science.

Note that self-nominations are not allowed.

The call for nominations for the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Inspiration Medal 2021 is open until the end of October.

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Nomination 2021

The EAS Council invites EAS members to nominate suitable candidates for the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Inspiration Medal 2021.

The strict deadline for nomination is:

Saturday, 31 October 2020 at 23:59:59 CEST.

Important information: a proponent cannot self-nominate.

Nominations are only accepted through a web form accessible here for EAS members by logging in.
If you are not yet an EAS member, please consider to become a member.

The nomination shall contain:

  • Information on the proponent and on the 2 endorsers, at least 1 being an EAS member.
  • Details on the candidate, including a short biography (<1500 char.)
  • A statement establishing the merits of the work to be honoured (<5000 char.)
  • A short citation that could be used in case of an award (<500 char.)
  • A Curriculum Vitae of the candidate (PDF file to be uploaded)
  • A list of publication of the candidate (PDF file to be uploaded; if not applicable, please put a blank PDF page)

Warning: In order to avoid any data loss, we advise you to have the information above prepared in advance and ready to be inserted (copy & paste) in the nomination form.

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