Peer OR self-nomination permitted
Recognizing Transdisciplinary Research in Ocean Drilling
The Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize is given annually in recognition of outstanding, transdisciplinary research accomplishment in ocean drilling to an honoree within 15 years of receiving their Ph.D.
The Taira Prize is generously funded by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International and is given in partnership between AGU and the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). It is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting.
The prize was named after Dr. Asahiko Taira of Tokai University. Dr. Taira has more than 50 years of experience in geological research and previously served as an associate professor at Kochi University, a professor at the University of Tokyo, and president of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). His work has been published in more than 200 English and Japanese language publications.
- A $18,000 prize
- A custom engraved award
- Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- An invitation to present a lecture at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
- Two 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.