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Natural Hazards Mitigation Award

Information on the Award

The Natural Hazards Mitigation Award was established in 2019 and is given annually to recognize outstanding applications of natural hazard science to mitigate natural hazards via work possibly including, but not limited to, public policy, new methods, or effective outreach.

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Award Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Natural Hazards Mitigation 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 Mitigation Award 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 affiliated with the Natural Hazards section (primary or secondary).
  • The nominee must be a Mid-Career or Senior Scientist
  • 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 Mitigation Award Committee members;
    • All full-time AGU staff; and
    • AGU Fellows

  • Nominators are not required to be an active AGU member
  • 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 Mitigation Award Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff;

  • Supporters are not required to be an active AGU member.
  • 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;
    • Natural Hazards Mitigation 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 two page 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.
  • A two page bibliography is also required.

Submission 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 Mitigation 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]