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GeoHealth Section Award

Information on the Award

The GeoHealth Award will be given annually to a mid- to senior career scientist in recognition of exceptional achievements to better the quality of human well-being through integration of geosciences with health sciences. The awardee will have demonstrated the ability to create impact through interdisciplinary research and outreach.

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Award Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the GeoHealth Section Award will receive the following benefits with the honor:

  • 1
    Award Certificate
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    Recognition at Fall Meeting
  • 4
    Two complimentary tickets to the AGU GeoHealth Business Meeting
  • 5
    Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is not required to be an active AGU member.
  • The nominee must be a Mid-Career or Senior scientist. AGU Career Stage Definitions can be found by Clicking Here.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • GeoHealth Section Executive Leadership and Award Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Nominators are required to hold an active AGU membership. Please contact the AGU Member Services Team to check on your AGU membership.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • GeoHealth Section Leadership;
    • GeoHealth Section Award Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • GeoHealth Section Leadership;
    • GeoHealth Section Award Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

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:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

  • Nomination package

    A nomination letter with one-sentence citation (150 characters or less). Letterhead stationery is preferred. Nominator’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required. The citation should appear at either the beginning or end of the nomination letter. Two pages maximum. We suggest that the nominator share details about the nominee’s truly outstanding scientific contributions and/or sustained impact to the field of GeoHealth over their career (e.g., research, education, mentoring, outreach, etc.) for the benefit of society.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee. Include the candidate’s name, address and email, history of employment, degrees, research experience, honors, memberships, and service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
  • A selected bibliography for the nominee stating the total number and the types of publications. No more than two pages.
  • Two letters of support not including the nomination letter. Letterhead is preferred with author’s signature. Supporter’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required. The letters should support the nominator’s argument, stating how the nominee meets the selection criteria (not to exceed two pages). Diverse letters of support are encouraged (i.e., individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate's institution of graduate education or employment) which may be from the beneficiaries of the nominee’s impact (e.g. practitioners/public health organizations).
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Submission Process

Submissions are reviewed by the GeoHealth Section Award Committee. The nomination cycle opens this Friday, 15 January. Check back soon to submit a nomination!
If you have questions, please contact the AGU Honors Team.

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Recipients

The first recipient of the GeoHealth Section Award will be announced August 2021.

Honors Contacts

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Artesha Moore

Vice President, Affiliation, Engagement & Membership

202-777-7530 | [email protected]

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Leah Bland

Program Manager, Honors

202-777-7389 | [email protected]

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Antonio Covington

Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures

202-777-7484 | [email protected]