Description: The GRSS Student Prize Paper Award was established to recognize the best student paper(s) presented at the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). It is believed that early recognition of an outstanding paper will encourage the student to strive for greater and continued contributions to the Geoscience and Remote Sensing profession. The award shall be considered annually.

Eligibility: The (first) author(s) must:

  • be a student,
  • be under 33 years of age,
  • be a candidate for a graduate degree (PhD students included),
  • be an IEEE member,
  • publish the paper in the IGARSS digest,
  • be registered at IGARSS,
  • personally present the paper at IGARSS, and
  • be present at the IGARSS banquet to receive the award.

Multiple eligible authors are allowed. An ineligible co-author, or an advisor, must verify on university letterhead that the candidate is a student, under 33 years of age, a candidate for a graduate degree, and an IEEE member on the submittal date of the paper.

Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.

Award Items: A maximum of three awards in rank order will be presented with honoraria of US$1000, US$750, and US$500 respectively, and each awardee will receive a Certificate. If there are multiple eligible authors, the honoraria will be shared.

Nominee Solicitation: The Student Prize Paper Award is announced in the Call for Papers for each Symposium, and such papers entered must be so noted. To be considered for the GRSS Student Prize Paper Award, the author must submit at the outset in addition to a one-page abstract marked “Student Paper,” a more descriptive, condensed paper not exceeding four (4) pages to enable the Award judges to select the Finalist Papers. These papers will be evaluated by the Symposium Technical Program Committee (TPC). Those Student Papers accepted for presentation will be identified and forwarded to the Society Awards Committee Chair.

Selection: The selection factors considered include: significance, innovation, quality of presentation, and quality of the paper in the Digest. The scoring method shall be established by the Subcommittee.

Presentation: The award shall be presented at an awards ceremony during IGARSS. The checks will be mailed after clarifying the tax items.