Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award


The award is presented to University of Arizona students in the field of planetary sciences who have excelled in academic work and research.

The award is presented in memory of Gerard P. Kuiper, the founder of the university’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Department of Planetary Sciences. Kuiper died in 1973, shortly after the department was established.

Funding Source

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory/Department of Planetary Sciences

How to Apply

Student advisor submits materials to Kuiper Award Committee.


The departmental Kuiper Award Committee solicits nominations each spring from student advisors.

Award amounts & Award process

Cash award and plaque. Contact Mary Guerrieri () for further information.