Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research 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 1990

Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Mineral and Rock Physics

The Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award is presented annually to one or more promising young scientists and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of mineral and rock physics achieved during the honoree’s Ph.D. research. The nominee should be engaged in experimental or theoretical studies on Earth and planetary materials with the purpose of unravelling the physics and chemistry behind their origin and physical properties.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • $500 prize
  • Award certificate
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year

About the Mineral and Rock Physics Section

The Mineral and Rock Physics Section fosters a focus on the properties of the Earth’s materials and their current physical state and chemical makeup as well as the processes that have governed their evolution.


The nominee must be:
  • an active AGU member
  • currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program or no more than 12 months post-degree by the nomination deadline
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Nominators are not required to hold an active AGU membership.
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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