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Natural Hazards Section Award for Graduate Research
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Career Stage
Early Career
Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Invitation to present at annual meeting;
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
Mid-Jan - Mid-April

Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to Natural Hazards Research

The Natural Hazards Section Award for Graduate Research is presented annually to one or more promising young scientists studying natural hazards and risks. The honor recognizes outstanding contributions to natural hazards research and is judged based impact or potential impact to the field. Honorees must be current Ph.D. students or no more than 12 months beyond the completion of their degree.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A $500 prize
  • Award certificate
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year
  • An invitation to present a talk at the meeting during the award presentation year

About the Natural Hazards Section

The Natural Hazards Section fosters a focus within AGU on studies of geophysical hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, fires, flooding, heat waves, landslides, space weather, storms, tsunamis, volcanoes, impact by near-Earth objects, and related events.


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
  • engaged in the study of natural hazards and risks
Read Career Stage Policy
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.
Read AGU's Ethics Policies