Recognizing Contributions to Research in Sun-Earth Systems
The Basu U.S. Early Career for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science is presented annually to an early career scientist from the United States. The award recognizes significant work that shows promise of making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science and furthers the understanding of plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. Awardees are required to deliver an invited talk at AGU's annual meeting.
Funding of this award is made possible by a generous contribution from AGU members Sunanda and Santimay Basu.
- An award certificate
- Recognition in Eos
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year
- A ticket to the Space Physics and Aeronomy section event at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year
- A $1,000 monetary prize
About the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section
The Space Physics and Aeronomy Section is united by its interest in the Sun, the heliosphere and the upper atmospheres and magnetospheres of solar system planets and small bodies.
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- have received their Ph.D. or highest equivalent degree at a U.S. institution
- be more no more than three years post-Ph.D. by the submission deadline
- demonstrate scientific success in studying plasma physical processes that couple Earth’s atmosphere to driving mechanisms in the magnetosphere, solar wind, and sun
- Nominators must be active AGU members
- Thesis/research advisors are eligible nominators