Ascent Award
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Career Stage
Early Career
Middle Career
Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2012

Recognizing Excellence in Research and Leadership in the Atmospheric and Climate Sciences

The Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award is presented annually and recognizes excellence in research and leadership in the atmospheric and climate sciences from honorees between 8 and 20 years of receiving their Ph.D. Established in 2012, this award is given to four exceptional, mid-career scientists who are affiliated with AGU’s Atmospheric Sciences section or sub-section.

The award is presented at the Atmospheric Sciences section dinner during the AGU Fall Meeting.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • An award certificate
  • A $1,000 prize
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year
  • Ticket to the Atmospheric Sciences section dinner at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year

About the Atmospheric Sciences Section

The Atmospheric Sciences Section studies the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of the atmosphere. One of the most critical issues that section members are studying today, along with colleagues in other sections, is global climate change.


The nominee must be:
  • an active AGU member
  • affiliated with the AGU Atmospheric Sciences section or sub-section
  • a scientist within 8 and 20 years post-Ph.D or highest degree.
  • not be an AGU Fellow
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Nominators are not required to hold an active AGU membership.
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Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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