William Gilbert Award
Now Accepting Nominations!
Submit A Nomination

A complete nomination package consists of the following:

Nomination Letter

A nomination letter detailing how the nominee meets the selection criteria, including a one sentence citation. The letter should include details about excellence in scientific rigor, originality and impact; leadership and service to the geomagnetism, paleomagnetism and electromagnetism research community; or development of new cross-disciplinary research areas and methods. 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.).

Letters of Support

Between three and five letters of support (separate from the nomination letter) with the supporter’s name, signature, title, institution and contact information. 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.