Science for Solutions Award

Basic Information

Criteria

Nomination Process & Requirements

Submission

Science for Solutions Committee

Recipients


Nominations for the Science for Solutions Award are open. Submit a Nomination »

The Science for Solutions Award is given annually to one student or postdoctoral scientist in recognition for “significant contributions in the application and use of the Earth and space sciences to solve societal problems.”

Established in 2012 by the generosity of Peter Schlosser, Past President of AGU’s Ocean Sciences section, the recipient of this award will receive $1,000 towards advancing their studies or projects, and will give a lecture on this topic at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

AWARD INCLUDES:

  • Engraved award
  • $1,000 monetary prize
  • Invitation to give a talk for the Union Session, “A New Generation of Scientists,” at the AGU Fall Meeting 
  • 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


  • Student or postdoctoral scientist who is making an impact in Earth and space sciences for solutions.
  • Must be working in Earth and space sciences to contribute to solutions for societal problems.
  • Nominee must be a single contributor who is completing significant work.

AGU Section Affiliation(s): Open to all

Nomination Process & Requirements


Nomination Eligibility:

Nominees:

  • Active AGU membership is not required
  • Nominee must be a current student or postdoctoral scientist who is within three years since receiving their PhD of any AGU Section
  • Nominee must be working in Earth and space sciences to contribute to solutions for societal problems, and
  • Nominee must be a single contributor who is completing significant work
  • Compliance with AGU Conflict of Interest Policy.

Nominators:

  • Active AGU membership is 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:

Two or more nomination packages for a single candidate will not be considered. If separate packages are received, the nominators will be asked to combine them.

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. The list should encompass the candidate’s overall research and scientific contribution that best support their nomination for the Science for Solutions 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 Science for Solutions 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  Science 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.