Mario H. Acuña Prize

The Mario H. Acuña Prize will be awarded to a distinguished scientist, employed by an education and/or research institution in Latin America, whose work has been outstanding to create scientific infrastructure for research in Space Science (terrestrial or on board of spacecrafts) in one or more countries of the region. Priority will be given to individuals who have contributed in particular to instrumental development and data analysis, and made an outstanding contribution to train young scientists in Space Science in Latin America.

The Awards Committee will receive nominations for candidates to the Mario H. Acuña Award, signed by at least three (3) active members of ALAGE during the period extending from the end of a COLAGE, up to 3 months before the subsequent.
Proposals must be submitted to the Secretary of the Committee, accompanied by:

- A letter of acceptance of the candidate
- An updated Curriculum Vitae
- A letter explaining in detail the contributions of the candidate to the development of Space Sciences in Latin America and the benefits derived from them.

The Awards Committee may declare the Mario H. Acuña Prize, VOID, in case of none of the proposed candidates meet the requirements established above.
The Prize will consist of a medal, the nomination of Honorary Member of the ALAGE and the lifetime exemption from the registration fees of the awarded to all
subsequent COLAGEs.

The awardee will also be invited to present a Plenary Lecture during the COLAGE where he/she will receive the award.

The members of the acting Steering Board of ALAGE and the Past President of the organization cannot be nominated as candidates to the Mario H. Acuña prize.