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The James B. Macelwane Medal is given annually to three to five early career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to Earth and space science. Nominees are selected for the medal based on their depth and breadth of research, impact, creativity as well as service, outreach, and diversity.
The Macelwane Medal was named in honor of former AGU president James B. Macelwane (1953-1956) who was renowned for his contributions to geophysics. Macelwane was also deeply interested in teaching and encouraging scientists, founding the Department of Geophysics at St. Louis University and serving as Dean of the Graduate School, along with various other roles, all while always committing to teach at least one course.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the James B. Macelwane Medal will receive the following benefits during the award presentation year:
AGU membership is not required for nominees, however, they should be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy. To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
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.
All letters should focus on the impact, novelty, creativity, depth, and breadth of the nominee’s research rather than quantitative metrics such as the number of publications or H-factor or biographical facts that are listed in the nominee’s CV. Nominators and supporters should provide a short description of how they know the nominee and his/her work and provide a personal perspective on how the nominee compares with other early career scientists in a broad field. Letters should include an evaluation of:
Nominators and supports should include their own credentials or associations with scientific organizations such as AGU Fellow or member of the National Academies.
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