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Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award

Information on the award

The Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award is presented annually to one or up to three mid-career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to, and expanding leadership in, the hydrologic sciences. Primary consideration will be given to the awardees’ research impact, with additional consideration given to innovative interdisciplinary work, educational accomplishments and mentoring, societal impact, or other relevant contributions. This award also acknowledges the awardees’ exceptional promise for continued leadership in hydrologic science.

This award is named after Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina, who is one of the founders of theoretical groundwater hydrology.
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Award Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients will receive the following benefits along with the honor:
  • 1
    Award Certificate
  • 2
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • 3
    Complimentary meeting registration the year the award is presented
  • 4
    Complimentary ticket to the luncheon that occurs at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

Eligibility

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

  • The nominee is required to be an active AGU member.
  • Nominees must be mid-career scientists between 11 and 20 years of receiving their Ph.D. or the highest equivalent terminal degree as of 1 January of the year of the nomination.
  • 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;
    • Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee members
    • All full-time AGU staff; and
    • Hydrology Section leadership (President, President-Elect, Secretary, Past President is ineligible until one year after completion of service)

  • 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;
    • Hydrologic Sciences Award Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

Nomination process

The Hydrology Section has adopted a two-round process for its Section Awards to allow a more flexible, open and efficient development of the Section’s talent pool. The first round of nominations requires only a letter from the lead nominator, the nominee’s CV and optionally, a Selected Bibliography. The Polubarinova-Kochina-Hydrologic-Sciences Award Committee will review the first round nominations and request full nomination packages from a select number of applicants (nominally 5) for further consideration.  The procedures and requirements for both first and second round packages are outlined below:

First Round nomination packages must be submitted through the online platform and received no later than midnight, EST, 28 February 2023.

First Round Requirements:

  • Nomination letter, no more than two pages in length, stressing the nominee’s qualifications to meet the selection criteria and qualifications as stated in the award description. The nomination letter must also list at least three potential writers of letters of support.
  • The nominee’s CV, no more than two pages in length, and containing the following information as a minimum: CVs must list all the following candidate information: name, mailing and email address, history of employment, degrees, research experience, honors, memberships, service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
  • A Selected Bibliography, no more than two pages in length, may be included in the first round nomination package, but is not required for first round consideration. The Selected Bibliography should briefly state the total number and types of publications; specify the number published in AGU publications. For example: “Jane Doe is the author of 92 publications, 86 in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 14 of which have been published in AGU journals and books. The following selected list best supports Jane’s nomination for AGU Fellow.”

Second round notification to all nominators will occur around mid-to-late March 2023. Full nomination packages must be submitted through the online platform.

Second Round Requirements

  • The nomination letter may be up to two pages in length and should stress the nominee’s qualifications to meet the selection criteria and qualifications. The nomination letter should clearly document the contributions to the science of hydrology, education, or societal impacts at an early stage in their careers.
  • The nominee’s CV will be no more than two pages in length and contain the following information as a minimum: CVs must list all the following candidate information: name, mailing and email address, history of employment, degrees, research experience, honors, memberships, service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
  • A Selected Bibliography, no more than two pages in length, must be included. The Selected Bibliography should briefly state the total number and types of publications; specify the number published in AGU publications. For example: “Jane Doe is the author of 92 publications, 86 in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 14 of which have been published in AGU journals and books. The following selected list best supports Jane’s nomination for AGU Fellow.”
  • Up to five letters of support, each no more than two pages in length.

For any questions on the process, timing or any issues, please contact [email protected].

 

Nominations are Open!

The nomination cycle for 2023 AGU Hydrology Section awards and lectures is now open for first round nominations until 28 February at 23:59 ET. See the Nominations tab for more information on the process. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.
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Recipients

The first award will given in 2023.