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Future Horizons In Climate Science: Turco Lectureship

Information on the lecture

The Future Horizons in Climate Science: Turco Lectureship is presented annually and recognizes significant interdisciplinary scientific research, discoveries, or advancements in climate science. Established through a generous donation by Richard and Linda Turco, this lecture identifies future areas of research that will engage both new and established scientific talent in solving the problem of global warming and related issues.

Lecture topics can represent any field relevant to climate systems, and speakers are encouraged to address implications for climate-related policy, as well as expanding the base of knowledge on climate change, processes, and manipulation. This lecture is presented at the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting and banquet during the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Future Horizons in Climate Science: Turco Lectureship will receive the following benefits with the honor:

  • 1
    Lecture certificate
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    $1,500 honorarium
  • 4
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • 5
    An invitation to present a lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • 6
    Complimentary ticket to the Atmospheric Sciences business meeting and banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Turco Lectureship Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is not required to be an active AGU member.
  • The nominee must be an active scientist with accomplishments in climate science or related fields.
  • The nominee should be able to communicate effectively with interdisciplinary, professional audiences.
  • Nominees can be at any career stage but must have published definitive work introducing new research areas or approaches.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Atmospheric Sciences section leadership;
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Turco Lectureship Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Members of the general public can submit nominations for the Turco Lecture.
  • Multiple nominators for a single candidate are encouraged to collaborate on the nomination package.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Atmospheric Sciences section leadership;
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Turco Lectureship Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Members of the general public can write letters supporting nominees for the Turco Lecture.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU Atmospheric Sciences section leadership;
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Turco Lectureship 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

Named section lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process (i.e. submit a nomination package). Sections have the flexibility to adopt the process that will best serve their communities in seeking lecture recipients.

The Turco Lectureship does not have a formal nomination process. Should you have questions regarding its requirements, please contact James Hurrell, Atmospheric Sciences section president.

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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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Past recipients

Name

Year of honor

Jennifer E. Kay

2018

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]