The EPS Plasma Physics Division is bestowing various prestigious awards at its annual EPS Conference on Plasma Physics:
- the Alfvén Prize, since 2000,
- the Innovation Prize, since 2008,
- and the PhD Research Award, since 2005.
During the conference, Professor Akihide Fujisawa is co-ordinating the judging for the Kyushu University Itoh Project Prize to a young researcher presenting a poster. This annual prize was initially established in 2005 by the late Professor Sanae Itoh, who sadly passed away in 2019. The prize is sponsored by the Kyushu University and co-organized by the publishers of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP). It aims at recognizing doctoral students who have performed excellent research on plasma turbulence, transport, confinement, or any related topic. Winners are invited to Kyushu University, where an opportunity is provided to give lectures and start collaborative research.
Student Poster Prizes, sponsored by PPCF, the EPS Plasma Physics Division and IUPAP C16, are also awarded to PhD students. In 2019, EPL Prizes for best research image/video and communication skills in plasma physics were also awarded.
Finally, the Landau-Spitzer Award is – since 2012 – jointly awarded by the APS and EPS Plasma Physics Divisions, every 4 years during the conference.