Science and Society Section Team Award
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Nomination letter

The letter should describe the scope of a collaborative project team composed of researchers and their partners representing both scientific and societal interests, a statement of the roles and responsibilities of various team members and organizations involved, and a statement of the realized or expected societal impact of the work.

The nomination letter should also include: Statement of Scientific Outcomes and Impact: A description of scientific outputs (e.g., manuscripts, articles, communications, pamphlets, guidance), tools or other products (e.g., websites, user interfaces, decision support, etc.), and societal impacts (e.g., increased technical or administrative capacity, how it addressed an acute or chronic problem) is requested.

(Optional): Other supporting materials that document and provide evidence of the impact of the team and the project may be attached to the nomination letter. These may include, but are not limited to, newspaper articles, magazine articles, workshop proceedings, etc.

Supporting letters

A minimum of three letters of support, but no more than five, should be submitted. The nominator should seek letters that illustrate the scientific and technical elements of the project, the role and contributions of the team, and the value of collaboration in advancing science and societal impact.

Supporting files

Description and link to published work (e.g., papers, reports, tool, website, software, dataset)

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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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.
Two-Page Limit
No one item in a nomination package should exceed two pages. AGU will remove any additional pages before sharing with the review committee.