The William Herschel Society, in association with the Royal Astronomical Society, has established a Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship to celebrate Caroline’s memory by supporting promising female astronomers early in their careers. Caroline, William’s younger sister, started out as his assistant, but in time became recognised as an important astronomer in her own right, was the first to be paid as such, and was awarded the RAS Gold Medal in 1828.

The award will be based on individual applications assessed by a small expert committee under the auspices of both Societies. The application form, which includes details on the award itself, and eligibility, is here

Application Form (Word)                                                                                 Application Form (pdf)

Applications are due in by 30 April.