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AGU’s highest honor, the William Bowie Medal, is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding contributions to fundamental Earth and space science and for unselfish cooperation in research. Unselfish cooperation is considered volunteer activity above and beyond any job requirements.
The medal was established in 1939 in honor of William Bowie for his spirit of helpfulness and friendliness in unselfish cooperative research. In addition to serving as the first president of AGU (1920–1922), Bowie was also the first recipient of this medal.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the William Bowie Medal will receive an engraved medal, as well as the following benefits with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU's Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
Nominees: The nominee should be a senior scientist, but is not required to be an active AGU member. They should be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
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.
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.
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.
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