William Bowie Medal

Basic Information

Criteria

Nomination Process & Requirements

Submission

Bowie Medal Committee

Recipients


Nominations for the Bowie Medal are open. Submit a Nomination »

AGU’s highest honor, the William Bowie Medal, is given annually to one honoree in recognition for “outstanding contributions for fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research.” Unselfish cooperation is considered volunteer activity above and beyond any job requirements.

Established in 1939 in honor of William Bowie for his spirit of helpfulness and friendliness in unselfish cooperative research. In addition to being the first president of AGU (1920–1922), Bowie was also the first recipient of this medal.

William Bowie Biography

MEDAL INCLUDES:

  • Engraved medal
  • AGU Conferred Fellow (if honoree is not already an AGU Fellow, and if they have 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
  • Four complimentary hotel nights 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


  • Outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics (50%),  and
  • Unselfish cooperation in research (50%).

AGU Section Affiliation(s): Open to all

Nomination Process & Requirements


Nomination Eligibility:

Nominees:

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. Briefly state the total number and types of publications and specify 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 the Bowie Medal.
  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 Bowie Medal 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  Bowie Medal 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.

Recipients