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Edward Bullard Lecture

Information on the Lecture

The Edward Bullard Lecture is presented annually at AGU Fall Meeting by a scientist who has made significant contributions in the field of geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, or electromagnetism. It is named to honor the work and life of geophysicist Edward Crisp Bullard.

The Bullard Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie Medal, AGU’s highest honor and named for its first president.

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Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section award honorees. Recipients of the Edward Bullard Lecture will receive the following benefits along with the honor:

  • 1

    Lecture certificate

  • 2

    Recognition in Eos

  • 3

    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

  • 4

    An invitation to present the Bullard Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominees, nominators, supporters and Edward Bullard Lecture Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is required to be an active AGU member.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism section leadership;
    • Edward Bullard Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff
    • AGU Fellows

  • Nominators are not required to hold an active AGU membership.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism section leadership;
    • Edward Bullard Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to hold an active AGU membership.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism section leadership;
    • Edward Bullard Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

  • Chairs and members of the award selection committee who have any of the above-mentioned mentor-mentee relationships or are a supervisor of a nominee should recuse themselves from participating in the deliberation, evaluation, and voting process for that particular nominee.
  • Members of the award committee may, for other reasons, determine that they have conflicts, or potential conflicts, that require elimination from service and then act on that determination if they believe that service could affect the fairness of the selection process.

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Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document.

  • A nomination letter that states 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 major advances in geodetic science, technology, applications, observations, or theory. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required, and letterhead is preferred.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • A selected bibliography stating the total number, the types of publications and the number published by AGU.
  • One additional letter of support. Supporter’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required, and letterhead is preferred. We encourage letters from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment.

Submissions

Nominations for all AGU honors are now closed. Please check back in January 2020 for our next cycle.

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Past recipients

Name

Year of honor

Lisa Tauxe

2018

Kenneth P. Kodama

2017

Honors Contacts

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Robert Rader

Director, Engagement and Membership

202-777-7418 | [email protected]

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Leah Bland

Program Manager, Honors

202-777-7389 | [email protected]

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Antonio Covington

Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures

202-777-7484 | [email protected]