Award

Background

1.

Established in 1993, the Asia-Pacific Regional Agency Forum (APRSAF) has evolved into one of the largest space-related conferences in the Asia-Pacific region, attracting many individuals not only from the Asia-Pacific region but from all over the world.

2.

At the APRSAF Executive Committee (ExCom) of the 26th annual session (APRSAF-26), held in Nagoya, Japan, in November 2019, the idea of establishing the APRSAF Awards was proposed to promote space-related activities across the Asia-Pacific region as well as globally by recognizing and rewarding outstanding contributions.

3.

At APRSAF Online 2020, the ExCom officially proposed to the APRSAF community the establishment of the APRSAF Awards. After receiving and reviewing public comments, the ExCom approved the establishment of the APRSAF Awards the following year.

Objectives

1.

APRSAF Awards are intended to recognize outstanding contributions made by eminent individuals and to reward them for their outstanding achievements.

2.

APRSAF Awards are intended to encourage the award recipients to continue to make contributions to progress in the space field not only regionally but also globally.

3.

APRSAF Awards are intended to motivate Asia-Pacific as well as the global space community to further advance space activities to a new space era.

4.

APRSAF Awards are intended to inspire the next generations to build careers in the space field by presenting the award recipients as role models.

5.

APRSAF Awards are intended to enhance the dignity of the forum itself.

APRSAF Awards Committee Member

Mr. Enrico Palermo

Head

Australian Space Agency (ASA)

Dr. Pakorn Apaphant

Executive Director

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)

Dr. K. Sivan

Chairman

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Dr. YAMAKAWA Hiroshi

President

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Dr. Sang-Ryool LEE

President

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Mr. Azlikamil Napiah

Director General

Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA)

Ms. NAGANO Yuko

Deputy Director General

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Djamaluddin

Chairman

National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)

Mr. Odbayar Mishigdorj

Head

National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC), Mongolia

Dr. Joel S. Marciano Jr. PhD

Director General

Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA)

Mr. Jonathan Hung

Executive Chairman

Singapore Space and Technology Ltd (SSTL)

Dr. Pham Anh Tuan

Director General

Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC)

*Alphabetical order by the name of the space agency

Description of Awards

1. Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award

a)

Criteria

  • Outstanding contribution having a profound impact on space-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Inspiring the next generation in the region through the contribution above.
b)

Number of winners

One person will be selected every year in principle
* Awarded only when a worthwhile contribution is recognized.

2. APRSAF Space Achievement Award

a)

Criteria

  • Significant contribution to APRSAF activities (For example: successful launch and implementation of an APRSAF initiative that contributes to the region).
  • Inspiring the next generation in the region through the contribution above.
b)

Number of winners

One person will be selected every year in principle.
* If no suitable candidate is found, this award will not be given.

3. Benefits for the award recipients

a) A certificate signed by all members of the Award Committee
b) A trophy
c) Travel expenses to attend the Award Ceremony
d) An opportunity to make a presentation on the awarded achievements at the Award Ceremony
e) Recognition among the APRSAF community as being award recipients

Nomination Process

1. Nominators

  • Open to the APRSAF community (Individuals and organizations, active or previously active in APRSAF activities).

2. Nominees

  • An individual that meets the criteria of the awards.
  • Open worldwide.

3. Nomination Package

a)

A short description of the excellence (5 lines maximum)

b)

An explanation of achievements having a profound and significant impact on the progress of space activities in the region (no more than 2 pages)

2021 Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award Nomination Letter
2021 Asia-Pacific Region Excellence in Space Award Nomination Letter (Word)
2021 APRSAF Space Achievement Award Nomination Letter
2021 APRSAF Space Achievement Award Nomination Letter (Word)

c)

A biography of the nominee (For example: nominee’s profile, career history including achievements and awards, educational background, list of publications, (no more than 1 page. Free format.)

d)

At least 3 letters of support by individuals addressing the contributions of the nominee.
(no more than 1 page. Free format. At least one of the letters should be provided by international colleagues from a different country.)
*If a submission is incomplete or not successfully made in any given year, it may be resubmitted in later years.

Nomination materials should be sent to the APRSAF Award Secretariat by email at awardaprsaf.org.

Schedule

  • Call for nominations: From March 31 to June 30, 2021
  • Award recipients will be announced at this website.
  • Award ceremony will be held at the APRSAF annual session.

Point of Contact for APRSAF Awards

TANAKA Yuki (Ms.), KONISHI Mari (Ms.), APRSAF Secretariat c/o Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
E-mail: awardaprsaf.org

For details, please refer to the APRSAF Award Terms of Reference:TOR

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