Piers J. Sellers Global Environmental Change Mid-Career Award
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A complete nomination package consists of the following items, none of which should exceed two pages:

Nomination Letter

A nomination letter containing the nominator’s name, title, institution and contact information detailing how the nominee meets the selection criteria and demonstrates the potential to be elected as an AGU Fellow in the future. The letter should include details about outstanding contributions in research, educational, or societal impacts in the area of global environmental change. 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.


Up to three copies of the nominee's published or preprint manuscripts, which illustrate the nominee’s quality of work.


Letters of Support

One to three letters of support (separate from the nomination letter) with the supporter’s name, title, institution and contact information. Letters from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment are encouraged. Letterhead is preferred.

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
Nominations must not be longer than 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.