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The Benjamin Franklin Lecture is presented biennially at the AGU Fall Meeting in odd-numbered years and recognizes significant contributions to atmospheric and space electricity science from mid-career or senior scientist honorees. Notable contributions can include the awardee’s accomplished and interdisciplinary research and commitment to the advancement and promotion of discovery in atmospheric and space electricity.
Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States, is known for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:
Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:
Franklin lecturers are selected based on nominations by members of the Atmospheric and Space electricity section, the broader AGU community, and the general public.
A nomination package must include a letter of recommendation from the nominator and from any supporters stating why the candidate is well-suited to give the Franklin Lecture. The letter should briefly explain the importance of the science conducted by the nominee or by those coworkers that the nominee has directly influenced in the field of atmospheric and space electricity. Any evidence of how the nominee has contributed to the advancement of discovery for the benefit of humanity should also be included.
Multiple nominators for a candidate are allowed; however, nominators should consider collaborating to submit a more robust package for the nominee.
Nominations for the Franklin Lecture are not being accepted during the 2020 AGU award year.
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