William Gilbert Award

Basic Information

The William Gilbert Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding and unselfish work in magnetism of Earth materials and of the Earth and planets, including the whole range of research activities in which Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism members are engaged.

Awardees show excellence in at least one of the following categories: (1) scientific rigor, originality, and impact; (2) leadership and service to the geomagnetism, paleomagnetism and electromagnetism research community; and/or (3) development of new cross-disciplinary research areas and methods.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

For outstanding and unselfish work in magnetism of Earth materials and of the Earth and planets

AWARD INCLUDES

  • Engraved award plaque
  • Award certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented annually.

In even-numbered years, the Gilbert Award is given to a junior researcher. Eligible junior researchers are (1) 36 years of age or younger on 31 December or (2) o more than five years since receiving the award of Ph.D. (or highest equivalent terminal degree) by 31 December of the award presentation year.

In odd-numbered years, candidates of all ages are eligible.

CAREER LEVEL: Early Career, Middle Career, Senior Scientist