Peer OR self-nomination permitted
Recognizing Original Research and Technical Leadership
The John Adam Fleming Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition of original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and/or related sciences.
Established in 1960, the Fleming Medal is named in honor of John Adam Fleming, who made important contributions to the establishment of magnetic standards and measurements. Fleming served as AGU officer in a number of positions, including: secretary of the Terrestrial Magnetism and Atmospheric Electricity section (1920–1929), Union General Secretary (1925–1947), and honorary president (1947–1956).
- An engraved medal
- Induction into the AGU College of Fellows (if the honoree has been an AGU member for three consecutive years and is not already a Fellow with exceptions allowed in cases of financial hardship as determined by AGU
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- Four hotel nights and two tickets to the Honors Banquet at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
Explain why the candidate’s published work over their career meets the Fleming Medal criterion of outstanding science: “original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and/or related sciences.
Provide evidence that the candidate’s work has had a significant impact on their field, in terms of original ideas, methods, and/or new observations. The nature of these contributions should be explained in ways that can be understood by those outside the specific research discipline.
Identify who has benefited from the candidate’s work, and describe service to his/her discipline, particularly as it pertains to the mission of the AGU.
Characterize the nominee’s international standing in their discipline.