Ambassador Award

Basic Information

Criteria

Nomination Process & Requirements

Submission

Ambassador Award Committee

Recipients


Nominations for the Ambassador Award are open. Submit a Nomination »

The Ambassador Award is given annually to one or up to five honorees in recognition for “outstanding contributions to one or more of the following area(s): societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership, and promotion of talent/career pool.”

Four areas:

  1. Societal impact: In the arenas of advocacy, communication, outreach, policy, and/or public service, these experts have advanced the role, understanding, and recognition of science to the world.
  2. Service to the Earth and space community: These experts have immeasurably aided the work of science organizations, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and/or world-policy-making bodies.
  3. Scientific leadership: By effectively fostering team-based scientific collaboration, these experts have facilitated new work that could not be accomplished in isolation.
  4. Promotion of talent/career pool: These experts have enriched the Earth and space science field through their excellence in mentoring, increasing diversity, transforming curriculum, and/or creating or fostering collaborative or innovative programs for formal or informal science education.

Established in 2013, the Ambassador Award will honor members whose achievements extend beyond those recognized by traditional scientific discipline awards. The award furthers AGU’s strategic goals to promote collaboration and innovation, inform society about Earth and space science, and build the global talent pool.

We are happy to announce The Spilhaus Ambassador Award Grant that supports the continued work of Ambassador Award Recipients.  For more information about the grant, click here.

AWARD INCLUDES:

  • Engraved award
  • AGU Conferred Fellow (if honoree is not already an AGU Fellow, and has been an AGU member for three consecutive years at the time of their award, with exceptions allowed in cases of financial hardship.)
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Recognition in Eos

Criteria


  • Scope of Impact (quantity): number and diversity of people or communities impacted
  • Duration of Impact or Effort (time)
  • Level of Impact (quality)
  • Level of engagement or involvement across Earth and Space community
  • Extent of reach in society beyond Earth and Space community (who noticed it, whom did it engage)
  • Was the effort pioneering?
  • Ethical risk taking for common good
  • Multidisciplinary impact (crossing disciplinary boundaries or encompassing many disciplines within or outside of Earth and space science)
  • Aligned with AGU strategic goals and envisioned future

AGU Section Affiliation(s): Open to all

Nomination Process & Requirements


Nomination Eligibility:

Nominees:

Nominators: 

  • AGU membership is not required.
  • Compliance with AGU Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Duplicate nominations for one individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.

Supporters:

Nomination Requirements

Your nomination package should contain the following files, which should be no more than two (2) pages in length per document:

  1. Nomination letter with one-sentence citation. Letterhead stationary is preferred, and should include the nominator’s name, title, institution and contact information. The citation should appear at either the beginning or end of the nomination letter and be no more than 150 characters.
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV). Please include all of following information for the candidate: name; mailing and email address; history of employment; degrees; research experience; honors; memberships, and service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
  3. Nominee’s selected bibliography. Each selected bibliography should begin by briefly stating the candidate’s total number and types of publications and specifying the number published in AGU publications. For example: Jane Doe is the author of 92 publications, 86 in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 14 of which have been published in AGU journals and books. The following selected list best supports Jane’s nomination for AGU Ambassador Award.

  4. 3 letters of support (total does not include nomination letter). Letterhead stationary is preferred. Supporter’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required.

Submission Process


Nomination Submissions
Nominations open: 15 January 2019
Nominations close: 15 March 2019

Nominations for the Ambassador Award must be submitted through the online submission system.

Nomination packages submitted online must be complete at the time of submission. Please note that only complete packages will be forwarded to the Ambassador Award Committee for review.

For detailed information on nomination requirements, please view the AGU Union Awards, Medals and Prize frequently asked questions (FAQ) section. For additional questions, contact the Honors Team at agu_unionhonors@agu.org.