India: In order to encourage young scientists, Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Trust has instituted Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial gold medal for ‘Young Geospatial Scientist’. The award will be presented to the selected young researcher during the India Geospatial Forum, which will be held in January 2013 at Hyderabad. Nominations are invited from scientists, engaged in research work in any of the areas related to GIS and technology, who is not more than 35 years of age, as reckoned on 31 December 2012.Nominations for the award should clearly state the scientific contribution supported by relevant documents. Self nominations are permitted. The last date for receipt of the nominations is December 31, 2012.
Basic criteria for giving the award will depend on 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.
Thos interested can submit their nominations to Dr Hrishikesh P Samant, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Geology, St. Xavier’s College, (Autonomous) Mumbai – 400 001. Nominations can also be mailed at [email protected] or [email protected]
Source: Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Trust