Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award
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Career Stage
Middle Career
Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 1 March
Established 2023

Recognizing Significant Contributions to the Hydrologic Sciences

The Polubarinova-Kochina Hydrologic Sciences Mid-Career Award is presented annually to one or up to three mid-career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to, and expanding leadership in, the hydrologic sciences. Primary consideration will be given to the awardees’ research impact, with additional consideration given to innovative interdisciplinary work, educational accomplishments and mentoring, societal impact, or other relevant contributions. This award also acknowledges the awardees’ exceptional promise for continued leadership in hydrologic science.

This award is named after Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina, who is one of the founders of theoretical groundwater hydrology.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

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

About the Hydrology Section

The Hydrology Section is one of twenty-five sections in the American Geophysical Union. Its members are concerned with the cycling of continental water (solid, liquid and vapor) at all scales, and with physical, chemical and biological processes driven by that cycling. Of AGU's almost 60,000 members, about 7000 list their primary affiliation with the hydrology section.


The nominee must be:
  • an active AGU member
  • a mid-career scientist between 11 and 20 years of receiving their Ph.D. or terminal degree as of 1 January of the year of the nomination.
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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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