Nominations for the 2021 Science Innovation Award

Who may submit a nomination?

Anyone may submit a nomination for the EAG Science Innovation Award except for the members of the Science Innovation Award Committee and of the EAG Council. They may not nominate a candidate directly nor write a support letter, but they may actively solicit nominations from others.

Who may be nominated?

The Science Innovation Award recognizes scientists who have recently made a particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry and who are within 30 years from the start of PhD, so for the 2021 award, candidates should have started their PhD in 1990 at the earliest. The subject area of this award differs every year, following a five-year cycle. In 2021, this award will honour T. Ringwood for his work in petrology and mineral physics.

These groups may not be nominated:

What are the nomination requirements?

All nominations must include:

  1. A completed cover sheet; download the form as Word document or as fillable PDF (make sure to open it in your PDF application)
  2. The principal nominator’s letter (up to 2 pages), including a discussion of the nominee’s major contributions to the field of geochemistry (this letter may be cosigned by up to 3 additional people)
  3. One letter of support (up to 2 pages)
  4. A brief (up to 4 pages) CV for the candidate
  5. A listing of the candidate’s publications

Professional Ethics Disclosure

When submitting a nomination, the principal nominator is asked to check one of the following:

1. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the person I have nominated has not been sanctioned or found at fault as the result of a complaint, investigation, or other proceeding related to his/her professional conduct (including harassment allegations), and that he/she is not currently the subject of such an investigation.

2. I am aware that the person I have nominated has been sanctioned or found at fault as the result of a complaint, investigation, or other proceeding related to his/her professional conduct, or that he/she is currently the subject of such an investigation, but would nevertheless like to proceed with the nomination.

Please note that selecting the second case is not necessarily disqualifying, but you may be contacted by a member of the EAG or GS Executive or Ethics Committee for a confidential discussion.

What is the nomination deadline?

The nomination must be received by 15 November 2020 for the 2021 Science Innovation Award.
Considering the subject area of this award differs every year, nominations are active for one award cycle.

New for 2021

The society has made two changes to the required nomination materials:

  1. The number of supporting letters is reduced from three to one.
  2. The principal nominating letter may now have up to 3 signatures in addition to the nominator’s signature.

Nomination deadline for the 2021 Science Innovation Award:
15 November

Questions regarding nominations for the Science Innovation Award may be sent to awards@eag.eu.com or to the Chair of the Science Innovation Award Committee.