Published on November 9, 2020
IAF AWARDS - 2021 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Dear IAF Community,
The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce the opening of the Calls for Nominations of its 2021 IAF Awards :
IAF World Space Award
The IAF World Space Award is the Federation's most prestigious award which recognizes a person (Category A) AND/OR a team (Category B) with exceptional merit in space science, space technology, space medicine, space law or space management who has made a fundamental and global impact upon the world’s progress in astronautics.
Any IAF member organizations in good standing, IAF Officers and Chairs of IAF Committees may nominate candidates for the IAF World Space Award.
The award consists of a medal and the recipient(s) will also be included into a special section of the IAF Hall of Fame. IAC registration fees will be waived the year of induction for the recipient in Category A and the representative of the team in Category B. The recipient in Category A and the representative of the team in Category B will be invited to participate in the Gala Dinner as guests of the IAF President (free of charge).
The IAF World Space Award recipient(s) will be inducted during the Opening Ceremony of the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and will also be offered to give a highlight lecture during the IAC.
IAF Hall of Fame
The IAF Hall of Fame recognizes eminent individuals who have contributed substantially during the course of their careers to the progress of astronautics including space science, space technology, management of space projects and space benefits to humankind.
The call for nominations for the IAF Hall of Fame is addressed to Representatives of IAF member organizations in good standing/IAF Member organizations in good standing.
The induction into the IAF Hall of Fame is recognized by the award of a certificate presented during the Closing Ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress. The recipient will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner as guest of the IAF President (free of charge). His/her registration fees for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) will be waived for the year of induction.
Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal
The Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal recognizes outstanding contributions to space education by an educator who promotes the study of astronautics and space science. The most important criterion for this award is that an educator “has taken the fullest advantage of the resources available to him/her to promote the study of astronautics and related space sciences”.
The call for nominations for the Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal is addressed to IAF member organizations in good standing. Only one application per organization will be accepted per year.
The Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal comprises an engraved commemorative medal. The medal will be awarded to the recipient during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) Closing Ceremony and the recipient will be invited to participate in the Gala Dinner of the IAC as a special guest of the IAF President.
The detailed nomination process is available here.
More information about the Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal.
Nomination material should be sent before 10 February 2021 15:00 CET (Paris time) to the IAF Secretariat, preferably by email at email@example.com or by postal mail to:
IAF Secretariat - 2021 IAF Awards
100 Avenue de Suffren
For further information about the IAF Honours and Awards programmes, please contact the IAF Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!