Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award and ASI Zubin Kembhavi Award

Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award

The Astronomical Society of India has instituted an award as Laxminarayana & Nagalaxmi Modali Award, with the objectives to promote knowledge of Astronomy and Astrophysics and honor the contributions made by young scientists, normally not beyond 45 years of age, any citizen of India engaged, in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.

This award carries a cash prize of of Rs 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only), awarded annually for notable and outstanding research, applied for any branch of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Prize is awarded on the basis of experimental/scientific research contributions made through work done primarily in India during the 10 years preceding the year of the Prize. The recipient of the award shall be required to deliver special lecture at the annual meeting of the Society. Young astronomers with exceptional achievements and promise are eligible for the award. The nominations for this award may be made by senior scientists, directors or heads of institutes or observatories engaged in research in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences and allied fields. The last date for receiving nominations is January 12, 2019.

The nomination is to be sent as a single pdf document to the Secretary, ASI at astron.soc.india@gmail.com.

1. Name
2. Affiliation
3. Address for correspondence
4. Date of birth
5. Academic qualifications
6. Major scientific achievements on which the nomination is based
7. List of publications
8. Reprints relevant to the recommendation
9. Citations of relevance
10. Any other information pertaining to the scientific excellence of the nominee
11. Name and designation of the proposer along with the address for correspondence
12. Signature of the proposer with date


ASI Zubin Kembhavi Award

The Astronomical Society of India (ASI) has instituted the Zubin Kembhavi award funded by Ajit and Asha Kembhavi. The object is to promote (1) Observational and Instrumentation work in Astronomy and allied fields (2) Public Outreach and Education in Astronomy and allied fields.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) awarded annually for notable and important contributions to the areas it addresses. The prize can be awarded to individuals or groups on the basis of work done primarily in India. There will be no age limit. In alternate years the award will be directed to work done in areas (1) and (2) mentioned above. The recipient of the award, or a representative when the award is made to a group, will be invited to deliver a special lecture at the annual meeting of the Society.

The nominations for this award may be made by senior scientists, academics, directors of institutes or observatories and vice-chancellors of universities. The nomination may be made in the following format:

1. Name of the individual or group
2. Affiliation
3. Address, email id and cell phone number of the nominee or representative of the group
4. Academic qualifications of individual nominee or nature of the group
6. Major work on which the nomination is based
7. List of publications and/or reports
8. A few Important reprints and /or reports relevant to the recommendation
9. Citations of relevance
10. Any other information pertaining to the suitability of the nominee or group for the award
11. Name and designation of the proposer along with the address for correspondence, email id and phone number
12. Covering letter with signature of the proposer with date

The nomination is to be sent as a single pdf document to the Secretary, ASI at astron.soc.india@gmail.com. Nominations once made will remain valid for two cycles of the award.

The first award will be made at the annual meeting of the ASI to be held at Bangalore in February 2019. The first award will be made in the area of Public Outreach and Education in Astronomy and allied fields. The last date for receiving nominations is January 12, 2019.