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Nominations for the Mid-Career Prize

The High Energy Astrophysics Executive Committee is now accepting nominations for the HEAD Mid-Career Prize. The nomination process is described below, and please see for additional information.  Please consider submitting a nomination.

The Deadline for Nominations for the Mid-Career Prize is October 31, 2018

The HEAD Mid-Career Prize will be awarded at the 17th HEAD Divisional Meeting in Monterey, CA (17-21 March 2019).  The Mid-Career Prize is awarded to recognize  a significant advance or accomplishment (observational or theoretical) in High Energy Astrophysics by an individual astrophysicist within fifteen years of receiving their PhD. The prize is administered by the AAS HEAD executive committee. The cited body of work should have been published in a refereed journal within the past five years, and originally published within fifteen years of the nominee receiving their PhD. Allowance will be made for time off because of maternity/paternity leave or other valid gaps. The prize will amount to $1500 with corrections every 5 years for inflation. The winner will give an invited talk at the Divisional Meeting. The Division will waive the meeting registration fee for the winner and cover up to $1500 of the winner's travel expenses to attend the meeting. 

A nomination consists of a  letter stating the specific paper(s) for consideration, along with a description of the larger relevance of this work to the field. In the case of a nomination based on paper(s) with multiple authors, the nomination should describe the nominee's specific contributions to the work. Self nominations will be allowed. Previous nominees from other rounds (who fall within the 15 year time window of eligibility) must be re-nominated to be considered for the current Prize. Nominations should be e-mailed to the HEAD Secretary at with the subject line "HEAD Mid-Career Prize Nominations".