Kārlis Kaufmanis Memorial Scholarship

Kārlis Kaufmanis (1910–2003), Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at the University of Minnesota (USA) of Latvian origin, is known as the earliest Latvian astronomer. His bequest has enabled establishment of scholarships awarded to talented astronomy students to promote the development of astronomy in Latvia.


The scholarship is intended for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programme students of the University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry specialising in astronomy.
Number of scholarships: 2.

Scholarship amount: EUR 2 200 per acad. year for bachelor’s programme students, EUR 3 500 per acad. year for a master’s programme students, EUR 4 500 per acad. year for a doctoral programme students.

Scholarship committee: Dean of the UL Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry, Associate Professor Sandris Lācis (Chairman of the Scholarship commission), Leading Researcher of the UL Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry Laboratory of Astrospectroscopy Laimons Začs, Professor at the UL Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry, Department of Theoretical Physics Andrejs Cēbers, Public Relations Specialist of the UL Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry Karlīna Engere and the UL Vice-Rector for Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine, Professor Valdis Segliņš.


Within a single academic year, the applicant may receive only one scholarship financed by the patrons of the University of Latvia Foundation.


Scholarship recipients

In 2018/2019 acad. year – Kārlis Šļumba;

In 2017/2018 and in 2018/2019 acad. year – Kārlis Puķītis;
In 2012/2013 acad. year – Artis Aberfelds, Agris Brauns un Emīls Veide;
In 2010/2011 acad. year –  Elvijs Matrozis.


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