Award rules and guidelines
Outstanding Achievement Award
The WIA-Europe Outstanding Achievement Award is an engraved statuette and an Honorary Membership, presented at the award ceremony. It is presented to a person who has:
- Shown noteworthy achievements in or contributions to an aerospace related project or programme that represents a breakthrough or milestone in the aerospace field in Europe.
- Shown noteworthy achievements in or contributions to an academic/educational project or programme that represents a breakthrough or milestone in the aerospace field in Europe.
- Shown exemplary leadership abilities in the aerospace field.
- Served/serves as a role model or mentor who demonstrates dedication to the advancement of women in aerospace.
- Contributed positively to raise awareness and recognition of women in aerospace.
- An active commitment to the professional growth of women in aerospace.
There are no constraints on age, gender or nationality for the WIA-Europe Outstanding Achievement Award. WIA-Europe promotes diversity and as such accepts candidates from all nations, and encourages the nomination of men focusing on points 4, 5 and 6 of the above criteria.
The candidate can apply themselves, or can be nominated by someone else. All entries are judged by a committee of three WIA-Europe members and two WIA-Europe Board members. The entries must have:
- A completed, signed application form WIA E_ Outstanding_ Achievement_Award_Form
- An essay of up to 500 words explaining the motivation for the nomination, including at least:
- The relevance of the nominated individual in the aerospace sector;
- His/her role in supporting women leadership and presence in the aerospace sector;
- His/her recognition in the international arena.
- The nominee’s extended CV
- A copy of a valid passport or other official identification document.
Student & Young Professional Award
The WIA-Europe Student & Young Professional Award is €1,000 and is open to individuals aged 21 to 35 who are registered as a full time student at a European university or as a young professional in the aerospace sector in Europe. Candidates may have a non-European nationality. Applicants must be members of WIA-Europe.
The award is presented to the student or young professional who writes the best essay of no more than 1,000 words that discusses:
- The relevance of studying and working in the aerospace sector and their view on their future role in this field
- What the candidate intends to do with the prize money and the experience to be gained through it, including efforts to share what has been learned
Candidates should submit:
- A completed, signed application form WIA_E_SYP_Award_Form
- A reference letter from a current professor or employer
- A copy of a valid passport or other official identification document
- An essay of maximum 1,000 words, in accordance with the guidelines provided
- An extended curriculum vitae
Six months after receiving the award, the winner must provide a brief report outlining how the prize money has helped her to advance his or her career/studies.