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Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award

Information on the award

The Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions to hydrology through research, education, or societal impacts. Successful nominees are early-career scientists who demonstrate outstanding contributions to hydrologic sciences, education, or societal impacts and show exceptional promise of continued contributions to hydrology throughout their career.

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Award benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award will receive the following benefits along with the honor:

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    Award certificate

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    Recognition in Eos

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    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

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    Complimentary ticket to the Hydrology section luncheon that occurs at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Hydrologic Early Career Award Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is not 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;
    • Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award 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;
    • Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members.
  • 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;
    • Hydrologic Sciences Award 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.

Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than one page 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 the nominee’s outstanding contributions to the science of hydrology, education, or society. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • The names of three to five potential writers of letters of support.
  • Note: The nominator should contact the letter writers to ensure that if their candidate is shortlisted, the writers can meet the 15 April deadline for uploading a letter.

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Nomination Process

Submitting a nomination for the Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award is a two-part process.

Step 1: Nominators submit their one-page nomination letter to Antonio Covington by March 1, 2019 11:59pm EST. The chairs of the award committee will meet with their committee members within one to two weeks of the nomination letter deadline and develop a shortlist of no more than five nominations for more in-depth consideration.

Step 2. Once the Chair and his/her committee have identified the shortlist of nominations, the nominator will be notified to begin the process of securing the required support letters. The nominator will be responsible for getting the letters uploaded to the AGU Nomination Submission System by 15 April 2019 11:59 p.m. EST.

Please contact the Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award chair with nomination process questions.

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Submissions

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

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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]