- The purpose of the award is to reward top quality research and publication by young students (under age 35, as of the application deadline) at master’s or doctoral level and to encourage researchers to use the ASPRS annual conference as a vehicle to publish and present their findings.
- Eligibility for this award is limited to papers describing civil (non-military) applications of photogrammetry or remote sensing.
- The applicant must be a student enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at a recognized institution of higher education chartered to award higher degrees.
- The applicant must be the principal author of a paper accepted for publication in the proceedings of the ASPRS annual conference. Such papers may have multiple authors, but only the principal author may apply.
- The applicant must be a current student member of ASPRS.
- The award consists of a certificate and a grant of $2,000, equally divided among the recipients if more than one is selected. This amount can be varied at the request of BAE Systems.
- Selected paper(s) will be published in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS), the official journal of ASPRS.
- The award is presented by the ASPRS Foundation with funding provided by BAE Systems.
- The applicant must submit an abstract for consideration for presentation at the ASPRS annual conference on or before the published deadline of the Call for Papers.
- Once the abstract is accepted for presentation, the applicant must submit the full paper for publication in the ASPRS conference proceedings, together with the application form for the BAE Systems Award. Both the paper and the application must be submitted on or before the required deadline for receipt of the paper for the conference proceedings, as published in the Instructions to Authors. This is the only award with an alternate deadline for application submittal.
- Application consists of the standard Application Form and a signed statement from the applicant’s faculty advisor that the applicant is a student working on the stated degree and that the published paper is primarily the work of the student. Applicants who have made only minor contributions to the work, for example, when it is primarily the work of their professor or research supervisor, are not eligible for the award.
References and transcripts are not required.
- The selection committee will review applications for eligibility and will judge the submitted papers of eligible applicants, taking into account the significance of the research or innovation, the quality of scientific writing and other criteria that the panel may see fit to include.
- The selected applicant must agree to personally present the paper at the Annual Conference.