The Markowitz Award is given to a graduate student who is conducting or developing a research program in areas of observational astronomy, including the analysis of data obtained with space-based observatories, or facilities that are queue-scheduled or provide service observing. During the Spring Quarter, the Graduate Studies Committee will solicit nominations from the faculty, examine the cases, and make a recommendation to the Department Chair. The Graduate Committee may decline to make a recommendation if they judge that none of the nominees are truly exceptional. The Department Chair may elect not to make an award based on fiscal constraints.
A student may win the Markowitz Award only once.
The award citation reads: