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Natural Hazards Early Career Award

Information on the Award

The Natural Hazards Early Career Award was established in 2019 and is given annually to recognize significant early career contributions to natural hazards science by an early career scientist within 10 years of receiving PhD or highest terminal degree.

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Award Benefits

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

  • 1
    Award Certificate
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters, and Natural Hazards Early Career 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 Natural Hazards section (primary or secondary).
  • The nominee must have been awarded their Ph.D. or highest terminal degree within the ten-year period before the award presentation year.
  • 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;
    • Natural Hazards 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;
    • Natural Hazards Early Career Award Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Supporters 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;
    • Natural Hazards 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
  • 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. Watch our tutorial on successfully submitting a nomination package or read our guide on how to submit a successful nomination.

  • A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria. It should include details about the impact or potential impact of the nominee’s research on the field of natural hazards and risk. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required, and letterhead is preferred.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • Three copies of the nominee's published or preprint manuscripts, which illustrate the nominee’s quality of work.
  • Three letters of support. 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 nominee's bibliography is also required.

Submisison Process

Nominations should be submitted through our online submission system. The nomination system is open and receiving nominations.

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

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Past Recipients

The first Natural Hazards Early Career Award honoree will be selected June 2020.

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]