Union Fellows Nomination Eligibility

Before nominating a candidate be sure to check all eligibility aspects are met. To verify a nominee’s join date and section affiliation please reference the Membership Directory through the AGU Member Portal or contact the Union Fellows coordinator.


  • Must be a middle or senior career scientist
  • Eligible nominees’ AGU member join year is 2016 or earlier
  • Eligible nominees should be a current AGU member and have an active AGU membership for the previous 3 years
  • Primary criteria for evaluation in scientific eminence are:
    1. breakthrough or discovery;
    2. innovation in disciplinary science, cross-disciplinary science, instrument development, or methods development; and/or
    3. sustained scientific impact
  • Compliance with AGU Conflict of Interest policy


  • Active AGU membership is required
  • Compliance with AGU Conflict of Interest policy
  • Duplicate nominations for one individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.



Chelsea Fuller
Program Coordinator, Union Fellows
Phone: +1 202 777 7480