IMAPP Award for Scientific Communication: Deadline 30 October 2020

Date of news: 25 September 2020

We encourage applications for the new “IMAPP Award for Scientific Communication”, to recognise excellence in scientific communication. The award is open to all 3rd and 4th year PhD students, and consists of the opportunity to present an IMAPP colloquium, and a €750 cash prize.

The communication of our results across our peers and to society at large is a fundamental part of our role as scientists. The aim of this award is to recognise the efforts and excellence of scientific communication that takes place within IMAPP, in particular from those undertaking PhD research. This particular award will be judged on the ability of the applicants to effectively inform other mathematicians, astronomers and physicists about the nature of their research, and its contribution to our broader understanding of science.

Application procedure

Interested PhD students should apply by sending a one-page summary of their research and a short CV describing their activities while a PhD student at IMAPP (such as talks presented at conferences or seminars, publications, awards, scholarships and extracurricular activities). The application should be sent to Gertie Verberk-van Haren ( with the subject line “IMAPP Award for Scientific Communication” by 30 October 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their research to the committee in mid-November 2020. The committee will then select a winner and any highly commended finalists. The winner will present their colloquium and be awarded the prize during the IMAPP New Year Borrel (or at a suitable alternative venue should Covid-19 restrictions preclude this).

The committee consists of members from each IMAPP department with the current representatives Ioan Marcut (Math), Andrew Levan (Astro) and Béatrice Bonga (HEP).