The Bullitt Scholarships and Bullitt Awards for the Best Paper in Astronomy

 

Through a generous donation from the William Marshall Bullitt family, which endowed the annual Bullitt Lectures in Astronomy, there are two annual awards made to students in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Louisville. Both of these awards are selected by a group of faculty in the department involved in teaching or research in astronomy, and may also include other faculty members, approved by the department faculty as a whole.

  1. The Bullitt Scholarship - for undergraduates: This is based on a student's academic record, including both coursework and research, and also on interest and future goals with respect to astronomy. It may be divided among two or more students.
  2. The Best Paper in Astronomy Award - for graduate students and undergraduates: This is based on written piece of work which has been
    1. submitted or published in a scholarly journal, or
    2. presented at a conference, or
    3. is in an advanced draft state, nearly ready to be submitted to a journal. Published work which involves collaborations involving multiple students is allowed.

Details are as follows.

Bullitt Scholarships
Students can either be nominated by faculty or can apply on their own initiative. Deadline: 3 Oct 2014, 5pm They must supply:

  1. a transcript of all of their university-level coursework up through the end of the last complete semester (an unofficial University version suffices),
  2. a current curriculum vitae,
  3. a writeup/essay on the student's interest in astronomy and career goals, and also a summary of that student's research experience in astronomy (both former and on-going projects). The research section should include references for published work.
  4. a fully filled in application form ASCII pdf

NOTE: Bullitt Scholarship awardees are expected to attend the Bullitt Lecture and all functions before and after it.

Bullitt Award for the Best Paper in Astronomy
Students can either be nominated by faculty or can apply on their own initiative. They must supply:

  1. a copy of their paper
  2. information about where it is published or will be published (journal/conference series, volume, year, URL), if it is not a draft, and
  3. an explanation of their role and the role of others on the paper, if it is collaborative work.

NOTE: Best Paper awardees are expected to attend the Bullitt Lecture and all functions before and after it.

DEADLINES: The deadline for applications for the Bullitt Scholarship and the Best Paper in Astronomy Award is Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at 5pm EDT. Applications must be sent to Dr. Gerard Williger (gmwill06^) where ^ = (at)louisville-dot-edu as pdf files (not .doc or .docx format).

Past Awards (please send corrections to G. Williger):

Bullitt Scholars

  • 2001-02 - no award
  • 2002-03 - Allison Gregg, Jeff Hay
  • 2003-04 - no award
  • 2004-05 - Nicholas Ivan Arnold
  • 2005-06 - no award
  • 2006-07 - Blakesley Burkhart, David Wesley Miller
  • 2007-08 - Patrick McQuillen
  • 2008-09 - Jamie Todd
  • 2009-10 - Matt Nichols, Ryan Sanders
  • 2010-11 - Mark Capece, Shannon MacKenzie
  • 2011-12 - Jenna Lichtenberger
  • 2012-13 - Jared Keown, Blake Pantoja
  • 2013-14 - Bryan Enders, Eric Feil, David Warder
  • 2014-15 - Breanna Ausbrooks, Brian Leist, Asha Nagaiya

Best Paper in Astronomy Award

  • 2010-11 - Joe Burchett: Enhanced Public Outreach with Asteroseismology (unpublished manuscript)
  • 2011-12 - Karen Collins, 5th author of 32, in Siverd et al. (2012): KELT-1b: A Strongly Irradiated, Highly Inflated, Short Period, 27 Jupiter-mass Companion... 2012, ApJ, 761, 123
  • 2012-13 - Jeremy Hornbeck et al.: PDS 144: The First Confirmed Herbig Ae-Herbig Ae Wide Binary, 2012, ApJ, 744, 54
  • 2013-14 - Karen Collins et al.: KELT-6b: A P~7.9 day Hot Saturn Transiting a Metal-Poor Star with a Long-Period Companion, arXiv:1308.2296, 2014, AJ, 147, 39
  • 2014-15 - Asha Nagaiya, 4th author of 6, in MOrrison et al. (2014), "Numerical Methods for solving the Hartree-Fock equations of diatomic molecules II", J. Computational Physics, subm.