For Students

The Schweickart Prize is now accepting applications for the 2024 year.  

The Schweickart Prize will be awarded annually on International Asteroid Day as observed on June 30th to exceptional graduate students who are interested or involved in furthering the field of planetary defense. Candidates must have demonstrated notable progress in areas such as threat discovery, mitigation strategies, civil protection, public education, education and advocacy, or responsible geopolitical decisions. 

The prize winning student or team will receive a prestigious museum-quality award, with an authenticated meteorite, symbolizing the existential nature of the award's purpose. In addition to the physical award, the winner will be granted a cash prize of $10,000 USD, and be given global exposure through a press campaign, ensuring widespread acknowledgment of their innovative ideas.