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The Thomas Hilker Early Career Award is given annually in recognition of unusually creative work by an early career scientist that advances scientific understanding of biogeosciences. This award memorializes Thomas Hilker, whose groundbreaking work to quantify global photosynthesis from satellite data was a technical and scientific challenge that required both long-range vision and tremendous diligence and attention to detail.
This early career award, given at Fall Meeting, recognizes a scientist whose research propels any discipline related to the field of biogeosciences. The new award addresses a need to recognize and reward up-and-coming scientific leaders in the Biogeosciences section.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Thomas Hilker Early Career Award for Excellence in Biogeosciences will receive the following benefits along with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominees, 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:
Your nomination package must contain the following files in one PDF. Each item should be no more than two pages.
Nominations should be submitted through our online submission system.
We encourage you to watch our tutorial on successfully submitting a nomination package or reading our guide on how to submit a successful nomination.
Awardees are selected by the Hilker Award Committee.
Year of honor
Kimberly A. Novick
Director, Engagement and Membership
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Program Manager, Honors
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Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures
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Honoring the legacy of Thomas Hilker whose groundbreaking work to
quantify global photosynthesis from satellite data was a technical and
scientific challenge that required both long-range vision and tremendous
diligence and attention to detail, the Hilker Early Career Award for
Excellence in Biogeosciences will recognize a scientist whose research
propels any discipline related to the field of biogeosciences.
Donations can be made online by selecting the Hilker Early Career
Award for Excellence in Biogeosciences from the Fund drop-down.
Your gift to AGU allows us to advance Earth and space science and its ability to positively impact society well into the future. Consider adding a one-time or monthly donation to your membership renewal.
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