Recognizing Lasting Contributions to Earth and Space Science Journalism
The Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism is given every other year to a journalist or team of journalists who have made significant, lasting, outstanding and consistent contributions to Earth and space science journalism for the general public.
Originally established as the Sustained Achievement Award in Science Journalism, AGU renamed the award in honor of Robert C. Cowen, a longtime science editor at The Christian Science Monitor.
The Robert C. Cowen Award is given every two years.
- An engraved award
- Recognition in Eos
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- Travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- Two tickets, per winner, to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting
Criteria for a Successful Nomination
- be about one or more of the Scientific disciplines represented by AGU;
- have been intended for, and available to, the general public;
- be in English (or include an English translation).
- be a science journalists or team of science journalists working over a period of at least 15 years
- cover any of the scientific disciplines represented by AGU
- Self-nominations are accepted.
- Nominees are not required to be AGU members.