John F. Nye Lecture
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Early Career
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Award Type
Section Lectures
Of Note
Invitation to present at annual meeting;
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2002

Recognizing Outstanding Cryospheric Science Communicators

The John F. Nye Lecture is presented annually and recognizes recent accomplishments and outstanding ability to present exciting scientific research and findings to AGU member scientists outside the Cryosphere section.

This lecture honors the work of cryospheric science pioneer, John F. Nye, and is presented at the Cryosphere section reception at the AGU Fall Meeting.

A diversity of nationality, race, gender, and career stage in nominees is encouraged.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A lecture certificate
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • An invitation to present the Nye Lecture at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Four hotel nights and two tickets to the Honors Banquet at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

About the Cryosphere Sciences Section

Cryospheric science studies the portion of the Earth’s surface where water is in a solid form, usually snow or ice. This includes ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, freshwater ice, snow, and permafrost (frozen ground).


Nominees are required to be active AGU members.
Multiple nominators for a single candidate are encouraged to collaborate on the nomination package. Nominations may be submitted by a single individual or multiple individuals but are limited to a single submission per individual per year.
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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