The Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship was established by what is now the Herschel Society, in association with the Royal Astronomical Society, 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. Details of previous awards can be seen here.

Applications  for the 2021 Prize Lectureship are now closed.

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 were due in by 30 April 2021.