Jason Morgan 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 2009

Recognizing Outstanding Early Career Contributions in Tectonophysics

The Jason Morgan Early Career Award is presented annually to an early career scientist for outstanding and significant contributions to tectonophysics through a combination of research, education, and outreach activities. Successful nominees are no more than six years past the completion of their Ph.D. or highest terminal degree by the nomination deadline.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • An award certificate
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Registration to AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

About the Tectonophysics Section

The Tectonophysics Section is highly interdisciplinary, with strong ties to other Sections including: Seismology, Geodesy, Planetary Sciences, Geomagnetism/Paleomagnetism, and Volcanology/Geochemistry/Petrology. Its members are interested in geodynamic processes and deformation from the scale of individual crystals to mantle convection and plate tectonics through the study of rock mechanics, mineral physics, seafloor geology and morphology, continental and marine tectonics and structural geology, and the thermal regime and mass balance of the Earth.

The section supports scientific discussion and collaboration among its members, and provides opportunities for members to engage with AGU and other scientists in their research area.


The nominee must be:
  • an active AGU member
  • affiliated with the Tectonophysics section
  • an early-career scientist no more than six years from receiving their Ph.D.
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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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