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Duncombe Prize Application Form

More about the Duncombe Prize

The Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society will provide up to three stipends of $600 each on a competitive basis to students who wish to attend the 2018 DDA meeting. In addition to the stipend award, meeting registration 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:
  • the dynamics of planetary systems (small bodies, planetary rings, natural and artificial satellites, extrasolar planets, etc.)
  • star and planet formation
  • star cluster dynamics
  • hydro- and plasma dynamics
  • galactic and extragalactic dynamics
  • cosmology
  • coordinate systems
  • astrometry

The DDA is dedicated to improving the diversity of its membership and strongly encourages applications from minorities and members of other underrepresented groups.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact the DDA Secretary.

Nominator Information
Contact information for the person completing this form, if not the nominee.
Nominee Information
Contact information for the person being nominated for the Duncombe Prize.
The DDA is dedicated to improving the diversity of its membership and strongly encourages applications from minorities and members of other underrepresented groups. Entering the above information is not required. Select all boxes that apply.
Please submit an abstract of a paper for presentation at the meeting.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
The letter of recommendation should be from an advisor.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Applicants should write a cover letter (maximum 1 page, 1 inch margins 12 pt single spaced). The cover letter should address the following questions: What is the scientific significance of the research you are presenting? What is the benefit to you for receiving a grant at this time?
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.