Global Environmental Change Early Career Award
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Career Stage
Early Career
Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2016

Recognizing Early-career Impact in the Field of Global Environmental Change

The Global Environmental Change Early Career Award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions in research, educational, or societal impacts in the area of global environmental change by honorees within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. or highest terminal degree. Successful nominees may be an individual early career scientist or team of early career scientists.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A $1,000 prize
  • An award certificate
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Ticket to the Global Environmental Change dinner that occurs at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

About the Global Environmental Change Section

Global Environmental Change addresses large-scale chemical, biological, geological, and physical perturbations of the Earth’s surface, ocean, land surface, and hydrologic cycle with special attention to time scales of decades to centuries, to human-caused perturbations and their impacts on society.


The nominee must be an early-career scientist or team of early-career scientists within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. or terminal degree. Nominees are not required to be AGU members.

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Nominators are not required to be active AGU members.
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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