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The Luna B. Leopold Early Career Award is presented annually and recognizes an outstanding contribution that advances the field of Earth and planetary surface processes from an honoree within ten years of receiving their Ph.D. Notable contributions can be derived from an individual published paper or from multiple works.
Named in honor of Luna B. Leopold, who engaged with and nurtured early-career scientists throughout his distinguished career in hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, this award is presented during the AGU Fall Meeting.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Luna B. Leopold Early Career Award will receive the following benefits along with the honor:
Recognition in Eos
Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
Complimentary ticket to the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Section event that occurs during the AGU Fall Meeting in the award presentation year.
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:
Watch our tutorial on successfully submitting a nomination package or read our how-to guide.
Your nomination package must contain the following files, which should each be no more than two pages in length.
Year of honor
Jeffrey A. Nittrouer
J. Taylor Perron
Douglas J. Jerolmack
Director, Engagement and Membership
202-777-7418 | [email protected]
Program Manager, Honors
202-777-7389 | [email protected]
Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures
202-777-7484 | [email protected]
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