IAF 2020 Distinguished Service Award – Call for Nominations

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2020 “IAF Distinguished Service Award” that recognises distinguished service by volunteers and/or staff to the activities of the Federation.

The call for nominations for the IAF Distinguished Service Award is addressed to IAF Technical or Administrative Committees, IAF member organizations in good standing, IAF Bureau members and IAF Secretariat.

Nominations should contain:

  • A citation (one sentence);
  • A biography of the nominee including, i.e., the person’s profile, career achievements and history, education, list of publications, etc.;
  • 1 letter of support clearly addressing contributions of the nominee to IAF

The IAF Distinguished Service Award Sub-Committee will review the nominations received for the IAF Distinguished Service Award and will make recommendations to the IAF Honours and Awards Committee (HAC). The HAC will review the recommendations and make final recommendations to the IAF Bureau at the IAC 2019 in Washington D.C., United States.

The IAF Distinguished Service Award comprises a distinctive pin and certificate presented at the IPC General Meeting during the Spring Meeting 2020 in Paris. The recipient’s registration fee for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) will be reduced to 50% of the applicable fee for the year of induction (IAC 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates).

Nomination documents must be received by IAF Secretariat no later than 15:00 CET (Paris time) on the 30 August 2019, preferably by email at award@iafastro.org (Subject line: NOMINEE’S LAST NAME Nominee’s First Name-IAF Distinguished Service Award).

If e-mail is not available, the nomination documents can be sent by postal mail within the above deadline to:

IAF Secretariat

IAF Distinguished Service Award

100 Avenue de Suffren

75015 Paris