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IAU Junior Membership and IAU PhD Prize Applications Open

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 21:56


The US National Committee for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is accepting applications for IAU Junior Membership until 31 December 2018 from scientists who have completed their PhD studies between 2013 and 2018 and who are working in the United States or are US citizens. Scientists may be IAU Junior Members for a period not to exceed six years. 

Information on the qualification for membership and application procedure can be found on the IAU website. The new category of Junior Member was approved at the recent IAU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. Learn more about the IAU and USNC-IAU.

I also want to notify recent PhDs to the opportunity to apply for one of the IAU Division PhD prizes. Each IAU Division awards one PhD prize each year, and applications are currently being accepted until 15 December 2018. Candidates must have defended their dissertation between 16 December 2017 and 15 December 2018. To apply, submit an abstract of your thesis, three letters of recommendation (including one from your PhD advisor), and a CV. The application and further information on the IAU PhD prize can be found on the IAU website.

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