The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is presented annually by the Space Education and Outreach Committee (SEOC) of the International Astronautical Federation to a young scientist, below 30 years of age, who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the aerospace science and has given a paper at the International Astronautical Congress on the contribution. The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is given during the closing ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress and the recipient is invited to participate in the gala dinner of the IAC. The award was donated by the Napolitano family and consists of the Napolitano commemorative medal and a certificate of citation. The Luigi Gerardo Napolitano Society sponsors this annual award.
2016 Luigi G. Napolitano Award recipient Melissa Mirino, University Roma3, Italy was presented with her award in Guadalajara, Mexico, during the closing ceremony of the 67th International Astronautical Congress.
2017 Call for Applications
2018 Call for Applications will open in June 2018
The International Astronautical Federation is pleased to announce the opening of the Call for Applications for the 2017 Luigi G. Napolitano Award. This award is assigned every year to a young scientist who has significantly contributed to the advancement of the Aerospace Science.
All the Authors who qualify (see Criteria below) and who wish to apply for the Award should send the selection material (see below) by e-mail before the 31 August 2017 to the IAF Secretariat to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applications will be forwarded to JR Edwards, Vice-Chair (Honors & Awards) of the IAF Space Education and Outreach Committee and to Raimondo Fortezza, Representative of the Napolitano family, for selection.
The Award consists of the Luigi G. Napolitano commemorative medal and a certificate of citation. It will be given every year at the International Astronautical Congress.
The Napolitano Award is presented annually to a young scientist (below 30 years of age) who contributed significantly to the advancement of the Aerospace Science and gives a paper at the International Astronautical Congress on such a contribution.
Nomination and Selection
The Napolitano Award will be announced each year by the IAF Space Education and Outreach Committee. Anybody wishing to apply should send the following information to the IAF Secretariat before the published deadline:
- Full text of the paper to be presented at the IAC.
- Curriculum vitae.
- The applicant contribution should be clearly identified if the paper is co-authored as the paper must represent the applicant’s work and not just part of a group effort.
Napolitano Award Event
The Napolitano Award winner will be awarded during the IAC Closing Ceremony held the last Friday of the Congress week. Therefore, all the participants have to be prepared to attend this event, in case they are selected as winner. The IAF will sponsor the winner’s participation in the Gala Dinner.