Allan D. Emil Memorial – Deadline Extension

2017 Call for Nominations

The IAF is pleased to announce that the deadline for submitting nominations for the Allan D. Emil Memorial Award has been extended up to Wednesday 22 February 2017.

The Allan D. Emil Memorial Award recognises an internationally-renowned person for outstanding contributions in space science, space technology, space medicine or space law that involved the participation of more than one nation and/or which furthered the possibility of greater international cooperation in astronautics.

The call for nominations for the Allan D. Emil Memorial Award is addressed to IAF member organisations in good standing. Only one application per organisation will be accepted per year.

Nominations should contain:

  • A biography of the nominee including, i.e., the person’s profile, career achievements and history, education, list of publications, etc.
  • At least 3 letters of support clearly addressing both the international and technical contributions of the nominee. At least one of this letters should be issued by an international referee or partner.

The entire application should not exceed 15 pages.

During the IAF Spring Meetings in March 2017, the IAF Honours and Awards Committee will review the nominations received for the Allan D. Emil Memorial Award and make a recommendation for the recipient to the IAF Bureau. The final decision rests with the IAF Bureau.

The Allan D. Emil Memorial Award comprises a certificate from the IAF and a grant of US$5000 offered by the Family of Allan D. Emil. The award will be presented to the recipient during the closing ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and the recipient will be invited to participate in the Gala Dinner of the IAC as a special guest of the IAF President.

Nomination documents must be received by IAF Secretariat by the 22 February 2017 15:00 CET (Paris time), preferably by email at (Subject line: NOMINEE’S LAST NAME Nominee’s First Name-2017 Allan D. Emil Memorial Award).

If email is not available, the reference can be sent by postal mail to:

IAF Secretariat

Attention:   2017 Allan D. Emil Memorial Award

3 rue Marco Nikis

75015 Paris


Or by Fax to + 33 1 4273 2120


Dr. Virendra Jha, Allan D. Emil Memorial Award recipient.

Dr. Virendra Jha, Allan D. Emil Memorial Award recipient.