The ASA has established the Foundation for the Advancement of Astronomy (FAA) as a tax-deductible Foundation which exists to enhance the ASA’s efforts to promote Astronomy and related fields in Australia, and to recognise and support excellence in those fields. The purposes of the FAA are broadly defined to allow the support of prizes, scholarships, research and facilities.
You can see how much we have raised so far for each fund below.
The Bok Prize
For outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours student.
The Charlene Heisler Prize
For the most outstanding PhD thesis in Astronomy or a closely related field.
The Louise Webster Prize
For outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career.
The Anne Green Prize
For a significant advance or accomplishment by a mid-career scientist
The Peter Mcgregor Prize
In recognition of exceptional achievement or innovation in astronomical instrumentation.
The Page Medal
For excellence in amateur astronomy.
The David Allen Prize
For the best contribution, or series of contributions, published in the previous 3 years in widely accessible media which portrays an astronomical theme in an exciting and educative way.
The ASA General Fund
For donations that assist in the running of the Association.
The Harley Wood Fund
Is to assist students attending the Harley Wood School.
The Richard Cole Fund
Is to support ASA activities for students, in particular the ASA/ANITA Summer School in Theoretical Astrophysics and the Astroinformatics School.
The Student Travel Fund
Allows the ASA to assist students travel to conferences.
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