Recognizing Early Career Scientists
The James R. Holton Award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding scientific research and accomplishments from honorees within three years of receiving their Ph.D. This award serves to acknowledge exceptional contributions at an early stage of the awardee’s career.
This award was named in honor of past AGU Revelle medalist, James R. Holton, who was an accomplished atmospheric scientist, educator, and mentor. This award is presented at the Atmospheric Sciences section dinner at the AGU annual meeting.
- An award certificate
- A $1,000 prize
- Recognition in Eos
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- 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, particularly the two layers closest to Earth’s surface, the stratosphere and troposphere. These layers are crucial to life because they regulate the planetary surface temperature, play an integral role in the world’s water cycle, and screen the planet from high-energy radiation.
- an active AGU member
- an early-career scientist within 3 years of receiving their Ph.D.