The ‘Dev Raj Sikka Best Paper Award’ is a prize for the most significant publication in the foundations of Monsoon and it’s forecasting-climatological or experimental-during one calendar year. The aim of the award is to raise awareness for the field of Monsoon forecasting, and to draw attention to new and interesting achievements in this area. Candidate’s publications can be either published recently (year 2015 and 2016) or a fresh unpublished paper. Other than that, papers from all areas in the foundations of Monsoon, and by authors of any background, will be eligible to receive the award. This award is for INDIAN NATIONAL ONLY.
The award is named after Dev Raj Sikka (former Director, Indian Institute of Meteorology), one of the trailblazers of Monsoon research. Dev Raj Sikka has the unique gift to contribute to the fundamental debate while drawing attention to critical aspects that had till then remained unnoticed. His knowledge and experience of last six decades are considered brilliant. An empathic and deeply sensitive person, he has continuously attended all the meetings, workshops, seminars, reviews, monitoring committees, and advisory boards. In his life, he lived all the time for weather and Monsoon research. He never retired from the limits of his scientific capability. Till today, at 84 years old, he reads all the scientific papers and publishes with students / scientists across many organisations.
Full paper needs to be sent on or before 31st January 2017 Results of Best paper will be announced on or before 01st March 2017
Q:What is the length of the paper?
A:There is no limit of pages or length.
Q:Can only published paper compete?
A:Papers published in last two years (2015 and 2016), papers under review and fresh papers can be part of award.
Q:Can an author submit multiple papers?
A:Certainly not. One author can submit only one paper.
Q:Any age limit for the award?
A:Yes. First author should be below 35 years old.
Q:Does author publish the same results in reviewed journal after this award?
Q:Can I submit an abstract only?
A:No. Full paper needs to be submitted on or before the deadline.
Please email your entries with your full name, affiliation details, mobile number and address at firstname.lastname@example.org