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Jason Morgan Early Career Award

Information on the Award

The Jason Morgan Early Career Award is presented annually to an early career scientist for outstanding and significant contributions to tectonophysics through a combination of research, education, and outreach activities. Successful nominees are no more than six years past the completion of their Ph.D. or highest terminal degree by the nomination deadline.

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Award Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Jason Morgan Early Career Award will receive the following benefits along with the honor:

  • 1
    Award certificate
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • 4
    Complimentary Fall Meeting registration during the year the award is presented

Eligibility

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

  • The nominee is required to be an active AGU member.
  • The nominee must be affiliated with the Tectonophysics section.
  • The nominee must not be more than six years past completion of their Ph.D. or highest terminal degree by the nomination deadline.
  • 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;
    • Tectonophysics section leadership
    • Jason Morgan Early Career Award Committee members;
    • All full-time AGU staff; and
    • AGU Fellows.

  • Nominators are required to hold an active 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;
    • Techtonophysics section leadership;
    • Jason Morgan Early Career 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;
    • Techtonophysics section leadership;
    • Jason Morgan Early Career 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.

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Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document.

  • A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria. It should include details about the nominee’s outstanding and significant early career contributions to tectonophysics through a combination of research, education, and outreach activities. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • A selected bibliography stating the total number and types of publications, and the number published by AGU.
  • Up to three letters of support are recommended. Supporter’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred. We encourage letters from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment.

The entire nomination package should be merged into one PDF file.

We encourage you to watch our tutorial on successfully submitting a nomination package or read our guide on how to submit a successful nomination.


Nominations are Open!

The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Section awards is now open until 15 April. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.
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Past recipients

Name

Year of honor

Jacqueline Austermann  2019

Ylona van Dinther

2018

Romain Jolivet

2017

Whitney Behr

2016

Lijun Liu

2015

Patrick Fulton

2014

Ikuko Wada

2013

Fabio Capitano

2012

Derek Keir

2011

John W. Hernlund

2010

Kaj M. Johnson

2009

Honors Contacts

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Robert Rader

Director, Engagement and Membership

202-777-7418 | [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]