Yoram J. Kaufman Outstanding and Unselfish Cooperation in Research Award
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Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2008

Recognizing Influence in Atmospheric Science

The Yoram J. Kaufman Outstanding Research and Unselfish Cooperation Award is presented annually and recognizes a senior scientist’s broad influence in atmospheric science. Notable contributions can include the awardee’s exceptional creativity, inspiration of younger scientists, mentoring, international collaborations, and unselfish cooperation in research.

This award was named in honor of Yoram J. Kaufman, an atmospheric scientist who served as a mentor and devoted his career to international collaborations on the atmospheric aerosols that influence the Earth’s climate. The award is presented at the Atmospheric Sciences section dinner at the AGU Fall Meeting.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A $1,000 prize
  • An award certificate
  • A lecture certificate
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Ticket to the Atmospheric Sciences section dinner at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • International recipients will receive an additional $500 to subsidize travel costs to attend the meeting

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.


The nominee must be:
  • an active AGU member
  • an experienced senior scientist who is an established leader in their field
Nominators must be active AGU members.
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Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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