Grants and Prizes: External
Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship Seeks Nominations
9 Oct 2019
Nominations are now invited for the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, San Diego. Application deadline: Friday, 31 January 2020.
Nobel Prize in Physics Celebrates Cosmology & Exoplanets
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 goes to physical cosmologist James Peebles and pioneering exoplanet hunters Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.
Call for Nominations for the 2020 Gruber Prize
7 Oct 2019
Nominations for the Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize are invited annually from the fields of astronomy, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. Deadline: 15 December 2019.
Applications Invited for IAU PhD Prizes
The International Astronomical Union's PhD Prize is awarded by each of its nine Divisions and recognizes outstanding scientific achievement worldwide. Application deadline: 15 December 2019.
Event Horizon Telescope Team Receives Breakthrough Prize
The $3 million prize will be shared equally by the 347 co-authors of last April's six ApJ Letters papers presenting and analyzing the first image of a galaxy's central black hole.
Fund for Astrophysical Research Invites Small Grant Proposals
The New York Community Trust invites applications for research grants (typically about $3,000) in astronomy and astrophysics. Deadline: 30 September 2019.
Virginia Trimble to Receive AIP's Andrew Gemant Award
Virginia Trimble, the celebrated astronomer and AAS patron, is being recognized for her lifelong contributions to the cultural, artistic, and humanistic dimensions of physics.
Rick Fienberg Receives the Walter Scott Houston Award
At the Stellafane convention earlier this month Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer and former editor in chief of Sky & Telescope, received a lifetime achievement award from the Astronomical League.
ASP Announces 2019 Award Recipients
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has announced the recipients of its 2019 prizes for astronomy research, technology, education, and public outreach.
Ed Stone to Receive 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy
AAS member Edward C. Stone (Caltech), Project Scientist of NASA's ongoing Voyager mission, will receive the $1.2 million Shaw Prize in Astronomy at a ceremony in Hong Kong in September.