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A complete nomination package consists of the following items merged into one PDF file:

Nomination Letter

A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria, including details about significant contributions to paleoceanography and paleoclimatology research, education, or outreach activities for the benefit of science, colleagues, and society at large. The letter should contain the nominator’s name, title, signature, institution and contact information and a one-sentence citation at the beginning of the letter. Letterhead is preferred.


The nominee’s curriculum vitae, that includes the candidate’s name, address, email, history of employment, degrees, research experience, honors, memberships and service to the community (committee work, advisory boards, etc.).


A selected bibliography stating the total number and types of publications and the number published by AGU.

Letters of Support

At least one, but no more than three letters of support not including the nomination letter, including the supporter’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information. Letterhead is preferred. Letters from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment are encouraged.


At least one, but no more than three copies of the Nominee's published or pre-published manuscripts.

2024 Review Timeline

  • 17 January: Nomination period Opens
  • 27 March: Nomination period Closes
  • 22 April - 3 June: Selection committees review nominations
  • 10 June: Section Award selection committees' recommendation reports are due
  • 10 - 17 June: Section Presidents reviewing Section Award Committee recommendation reports
  • 21 June: Deadline for Section Presidents to approve recommendations for the 2024 Section Award recipients
  • TBD September: 2024 Section Awards recipients announced

Heads Up!

AGU reserves the right to reject, without review, nominations that do not follow all eligibility requirements. These include:
Conflict of Interest
Nominators must follow AGU's conflict of interest policy to avoid the appearance of bias.
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Two-Page Limit
Unless otherwise noted, no one component of the nomination package may exceed two pages. AGU will remove any additional pages before sharing with the review committee.
Posthumous Nominations
AGU does not accept nominations for candidates posthumously.
Duplicate Nominations
If duplicate nominations for the same candidate are submitted, AGU will only review the first submitted.
A maximum of two nominators may submit a nomination together.