SECTION AWARDS AND LECTURES
Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science
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Career Stage
Early Career
Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2012

Recognizing Contributions to Research in Sun-Earth Systems

The Basu U.S. Early Career for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science is presented annually to an early career scientist from the United States. The award recognizes significant work that shows promise of making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science and furthers the understanding of plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society. Awardees are required to deliver an invited talk at AGU's annual meeting.

Funding of this award is made possible by a generous contribution from AGU members Sunanda and Santimay Basu.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • An award certificate
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year
  • A ticket to the Space Physics and Aeronomy section event at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year
  • A $1,000 monetary prize

About the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section

The Space Physics and Aeronomy Section is united by its interest in the Sun, the heliosphere and the upper atmospheres and magnetospheres of solar system planets and small bodies.

Eligibility

Nominee
The nominee must :
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have received their Ph.D. or highest equivalent degree at a U.S. institution
  • be more no more than three years post-Ph.D. by the submission deadline
  • demonstrate scientific success in studying plasma physical processes that couple Earth’s atmosphere to driving mechanisms in the magnetosphere, solar wind, and sun
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Nominators
  • Nominators must be active AGU members
  • Thesis/research advisors are eligible nominators
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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