Luigi G. Napolitano Award

The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is presented annually by the Space Education and Outreach Committee (SEOC) of the International Astronautical Federation to a young scientist, below 30 years of age, who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the aerospace science and has given a paper at the International Astronautical Congress on the contribution.

The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is given during the closing ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress and the recipient is invited to participate in the gala dinner of the IAC.

The award was donated by the Napolitano family and consists of the Napolitano commemorative medal and a certificate of citation. The Luigi Gerardo Napolitano Society sponsors this annual award.

The next call for nominations will be open in June 2014 until August 2014.

For further information about the award, please contact the IAF Secretariat at award [at] iafastro.org.

2013 Luigi G. Napolitano Award winner Sreeja Nag (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)) was presented with her award in Beijing, during the closing ceremony of the 64th International Astronautical Congress (from left to right: Chris Welch, IAF Chair of the Space Education and Outreach Committee, Raimondo Fortezza, representative of Napolitano's Familly, Sreeja Nag and Kiyoshi Higuchi, IAF President)

2012 Luigi G. Napolitano Award winner Valerio Carandente (University of Naples Frederico II) was presented with his award in Napolitano's home town Naples, during the closing ceremony of the 63rd International Astronautical Congress (from left to right: Lyn Wigbels, IAF Vice-President for Youth and Workforce Development, Liliana Boccolini, wife of the late Luigi Napolitano, Raimondo Fortezza and Valerio Carandente)