Ray Duncombe Prize

The Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society will provide up to two stipends of $600 each on a competitive basis to students who wish to attend the 2014 DDA meeting in Philadelphia, April 28 - May 1 In addition to the stipend award, meeting registration and banquet fees are waived for the stipend winners.

The competition is open to all students currently enrolled in an academic program at any college or university and doing research in the area of dynamical astronomy. Such research areas include, but are not limited to:

Students should apply by sending an abstract of a paper for presentation at the meeting, along with a letter of recommendation from an adviser, to Rory Barnes at the University of Washington. Electronic submissions as a single attachment in PDF format are strongly preferred, but paper submissions may be sent to

Rory Barnes
University of Washington
Astronomy Department
Box 351580
Seattle, WA 98195, USA

The deadline for submissions is in midnight EST on Friday, February 28, 2014

The stipends will be awarded at the meeting. Students should plan on attending and giving a regular oral presentation at the meeting, and join the DDA if not already a member. Recipients will need to follow the regular procedure for registration and abstract submittal. However, their registration and banquet fees will be waived (procedural details provided upon notification of winning). Recipients must arrange their own travel and lodging.