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Science for solutions award

Information on the Science for Solutions Award

The Science for Solutions Award is given annually to a student or postdoctoral scientist in recognition of significant contributions in the application and use of the Earth and space science to solve societal problems.

The award was established by the generosity of Peter Schlosser, a former President of AGU’s Ocean Sciences section. The recipient receives a monetary prize to advance their studies or projects.

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Award benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Science for Solutions Award will receive an award, as well as the following benefits:

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    $1,000 monetary award
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    Recognition and invitation to present at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • 4
    Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

Eligibility

The nominee must be a single contributor who is completing significant work in the Earth and space sciences to contribute solutions to societal problems. To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
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    Nominees: The nominee must be a current student or postdoctoral scientist within three years of receiving their Ph.D. AGU membership is not required. They should be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • 2
    Nominators: Nominators must be active AGU members and in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy. Duplicate nominations for the same individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.
  • 3
    Supporters: Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members but must be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
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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. For detailed information on the requirements, review the Union Awards, Medals and Prizes Frequently Asked Questions.

  • A nomination letter with one-sentence citation (150 characters or less). Letterhead stationery is preferred. Nominator’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required. The citation should appear at either the beginning or end of the nomination letter.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee. Include the candidate’s name, address and email, history of employment, degrees, research experience, honors, memberships, and service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
  • A selected bibliography stating the total number, the types of publications and the number published by AGU.
  • Three letters of support not including the nomination letter. Letterhead is preferred. Supporter’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required.

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Criteria

Nominees for the Science for Solutions Award must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a student or postdoctoral scientist who is making an impact in Earth and space sciences for solutions.
  • Be working in Earth and space sciences to contribute to solutions for societal problems.
  • Be a single contributor who is completing significant work.

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Nominations are Open!

The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes is now open until 15 March. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.

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Past recipients


Name Year of honor
Kyle Frankel Davis 2018
David A. Seekell 2016
Chigomezyo Ngwira 2014
Solomon Hsiang 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]