India: To encourage young scientists, Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Gold Medal for ‘Young Geospatial Scientist’ has been instituted by Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Trust. The award consists of a Gold Medal, Certificate of Merit and a Citation Plaque. The award will be presented to the selected young researcher during the World Geospatial Forum, 16-19 January 2018 at HICC, Hyderabad.
Basic criteria for the award will be the research work carried out in the field of geospatial science and technologies with innovativeness and appropriate use of scientific methodology, backed with quality write-up, social relevance and commercial acceptability of the idea and the adequate usage of geospatial technology.
An eminent panel of jury will evaluate the nominations and interact with the nominees, if required, before selecting the awardee.
Nominations are invited from scientists, engaged in research work in any of the areas related to Geospatial Information Science and Technology, who is not more than 35 years of age, as reckoned on 31 December 2017. Nominations for the award should clearly state the scientific contribution supported by relevant documents. Self nominations are permitted.
The nominations are required to be submitted to Dr Hrishikesh P Samant, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Geology, St. Xavier’s College, (Autonomous) Mumbai – 400 001 and also by email at [email protected] and [email protected]. The last date for receipt of the nomination is December 31, 2017.