Only open to non-US-based candidates;
Recognizing African Scientists Making Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Space Science
The Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science is given annually to an early career scientist from the African continent in recognition of significant work that shows the focus and promise of making outstanding contributions to research in space science.
Established in 2015 by the generosity of Sunanda Basu, this award supports diversity in the Earth and space science community by recognizing excellence in research by African scientists and expanding opportunities for international collaboration on the African continent.
- A $1,000 prize
- An engraved award
- A three-year AGU membership
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- Travel support and meeting registration through the Lloyd V. Berkner Travel Fellowship Fund
- An invitation to present at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- Two tickets to the Honors Banquet at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
Criteria for a Successful Nomination
- The quality and impact of the nominee’s work on their field.
- The extent to which the nominee’s work reaches a broad or traditionally underrepresented audience.
- The originality/innovative nature of the nominee’s work.
- a citizen or permanent resident of a country on the African continent
- an early career scientist within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. from an African institution