Recognizing outstanding dissertations that contribute to solar-planetary science
The Fred L. Scarf Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of an outstanding dissertation that contributes directly to solar-planetary science. The award is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting and awardees are invited to deliver a talk on their dissertation topic at the meeting.
- A $1,000 monetary prize
- An award Certificate
- Recognition in Eos
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting during the award presentation year
- Ticket to the Space Physics and Aeronomy section event at AGU's annual meeting during the lecture presentation year
About the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section
The Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) Section is united by its interest in the Sun, the heliosphere (the region around the Sun that is permeated by the solar wind and the interplanetary magnetic field), and the upper atmospheres and magnetospheres of solar system planets and small bodies. To maintain the integrity of its scientific endeavors and to make participation in AGU activities more manageable, the Section is organized into three subsections. All in the SPA Section share in the challenge to plan future space investigations that will lead to new discoveries. To generate excitement and understanding of space physics and aeronomy among the public, the SPA Section is involved in a number of educational initiatives.
- an active AGU member
- an early-career scientist. The nominee must have completed requirements for a Ph.D. degree (or other terminal degree) during the 17-months prior to the award presentation year