Travel Award 2019 (800 CHF)
We are inviting applications for two Travel Awards for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology to support their attendance at a conference in 2019. The Awards will consist of 800 Swiss Francs each. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee organized by Galaxies Editorial Board. We would be happy if you could share this information with your colleagues.
Evaluation Committee Chair
Prof. Dr. Emilio Elizalde
–– Applicants must be PhD students, postdoctoral fellows working in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. For further information about the journal, please refer to (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/galaxies).
–– Applicants must plan to participate in a related international conference in 2019 to present their research (oral or poster presentation).
Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
a. Outline of current and future work (500 words).
b. CV, including a complete list of publications in 2018 and of conferences you attended in 2018.
c. The title and website link of the conference planned to be attended between 1 January and 31 December 2019 and the abstract of the oral or poster presentation for the conference.
d. A letter of recommendation, preferably from a senior researcher
We welcome nominations and applications for this award until 20 November 2018.
Nomination and application material of eligible candidates should be submitted with the subject “2019 Galaxies Travel Award—*your research interest*” via the link (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/galaxies/awards). winners will be informed via email and will be announced on the homepage of Galaxies by the end of 2018.
Travel Award 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Galaxies, I am pleased to announce the two winners of the 2018 Travel Awards sponsored by Galaxies:
Travel Awards were granted to Dr. Rosa Valiante, Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) at the Astronomical Observatory of Rome, Italy, and Dr. Mar Mezcua, Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona, Spain. The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs each, to attend any academic conference in 2018.
Dr. Rosa Valiante’s research involves elaborating models on the evolution of the first galaxies and their immediate descendants, and aims to compare model predictions with existing observational data. She addresses questions on the evolution of the first cosmic structures, with the aim of determining the origin and properties of high-z dust, which have major implications on the interpretation of observational surveys and on the design of selection criteria to search for the first galaxies.
Dr. Mar Mezcua’s work aims at understanding how supermassive black holes form and grow and how this growth affects the galaxy itself. She investigates a wide range of astronomical objects, such as intermediate-mass black holes, dwarf galaxies, ultra-luminous X-ray sources, active galactic nuclei, radio jets, galaxy mergers, and supermassive binary black holes, following a multiwavelength approach, which involves radio, optical, infrared and X-ray observations.