Science for Solutions Award
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Career Stage
Early Career
Award Type
Union Award
Of Note
Invitation to present at annual meeting;
Peer OR self-nomination permitted
Submission Window
17 January - 1 March
Established 2013

Recognizing Significant Solutions to Societal Problems Using Earth and Space Science

The Science for Solutions Award is given annually to a student or postdoctoral scientist in recognition of significant contributions in the application and use of the Earth and space science to solve societal problems.

The award was established by the generosity of Peter Schlosser, a former President of AGU’s Ocean Sciences section. The recipient receives a monetary prize to advance their studies or projects.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A $1,000 prize
  • An engraved award
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • An invitation to present at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

Criteria for a Successful Nomination

  • The quality and impact of the nominee’s work on their field.
  • The extent to which the nominee’s work reaches a broad or traditionally underrepresented audience.
  • The originality/innovative nature of the nominee’s work.


The nominee must be a current student or postdoctoral scientist within three years of receiving their Ph.D.

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Nominators must be active AGU members.
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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