Dear colleague, as you know the IAU has created in 2016 a new prize - the IAU PhD Prize. Each IAU Division has, once a year, the opportunity to award its own prize to the candidate it feels has carried out the most remarkable work in the previous year (i.e. a PhD Thesis which has been defended between the 16 December in the previous year, and 15 December this year).
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 at that early stage in the career.
I would like to count on you in alerting potential candidates, in your country or institution, for this opportunity since the deadline for applications for the 2018 IAU PhD Prize will be 15th December.
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 thank you in advance.
Best regards, Teresa