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2019 Luigi G. Napolitano Award – Call for Applications

By SpaceRef Editor
June 11, 2019
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2019 Luigi G. Napolitano Award – Call for Applications

 Luigi G. Napolitano Award

2019 Call for Applications


Dear IAF Community,

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Call for Applications for the 2019 Luigi G. Napolitano Award. The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is assigned every year to one (1) 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) before 30 August 2019 to the IAF Secretariat to

The applications will be forwarded to Space Education and Outreach Committee, Honors and Awards Subcommittee.

The Award consists of the Luigi G. Napolitano commemorative medal and a certificate of citation. It will be given at the 70th International Astronautical Congress – IAC 2019 to take place from 21 – 25 October 2019 in Washington D.C., United States.

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 2019 Closing Ceremony to take palce on Friday 25 October. Therefore, all the participants have to be prepared to attend this event, in case they are selected as winner. The IAC Organization will sponsor the winner’s participation in the Gala Dinner.
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C.!

SpaceRef staff editor.