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Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize

Information on the Award

The Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize is presented annually and recognizes cutting-edge work in the fields of space weather and nonlinear waves and processes from mid-career and senior scientists. The Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize is awarded at the AGU Fall Meeting by the Space Physics and Aeronomy section, as well as the Nonlinear Geophysics section. The nomination cycle alternates each year between the two sections.

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Award Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize will receive the following benefits with the honor:

  • 1
    $10,000 monetary prize
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    Award plaque
  • 4
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • 5
    Complimentary ticket to the hosting section’s ticketed event at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

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 have pursued a scientific career in either nonlinear waves and processes or space weather.
  • 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;
    • Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Nominators are not 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;
    • Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize 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;
    • Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize 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.

Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all 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 research that has made a significant impact in his/her field over a sustained period of time. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required, and letterhead is preferred;
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee;
  • Three additional 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; and
  • A selected bibliography stating the total number, the types of publications and the number published by AGU (optional).

Learn how to successfully submit a nomination package or read our guide on how to submit a successful nomination.

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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
Roberto Bruno  2018
Walter Gonzalez 2017
Gurbax Lakhina 2015
Tamas I. Gombosi 2013

     
       
       
       
       
       

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]