Awards

Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education & Mentoring

Basic Information

The Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring is given annually to one mid-career female scientist (no more than 15 years post-degree) for significant contributions as a role model and mentor for the next generation of biogeoscientists. This award is to honor Elizabeth Sulzman, an isotope biogeochemist and soil scientist whose enthusiasm for teaching awed many undergraduates at Oregon State University.

Citation/Scope Statement: For significant contributions as a role model and mentor for the next generation of biogeoscientists.

Award Includes:

  • $1,000 monetary prize
  • Award certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Complimentary ticket to the Biogeosciences section luncheon at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

Frequency: Presented annually.

Career Level: Mid-career (Females only)

Nomination Process & Requirements

Nominee Eligibility Requirement(s)

  • Active AGU membership is required
  • Eligible nominees are female scientists
  • No more than 15 years post-Ph.D. degree (or highest equivalent terminal degree)
  • Has pursued science career paths broadly related to Biogeosciences – in or outside the United States
  • In addition to being creative researchers, nominees must have excelled in science education and mentoring
  • Review AGU Conflict of Interest policy for ineligible nominees

Nominator Eligibility Requirement(s)

  • Active AGU membership is not a requirement
  • Review AGU Conflict of Interest policy for ineligible relationships

Supporter Eligibility Requirement(s)

  • Active AGU membership is not a requirement
  • Review AGU Conflict of Interest policy for ineligible relationships

Nomination Package Requirements
*Each document should be no more than 2 pages in length and the entire nomination package should be merged into one pdf file*

  • Nomination letter summarizing the nominee’s career, highlighting the activities over the years that establish a record of outstanding mentoring and/or education in a field related to biogeosciences;
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae; and
  • Three additional letters of support – preferably on letterhead; diverse supporters (i.e., individuals who are not currently/recently associated with the nominee’s institution) are strongly recommended.
  • OPTIONAL: Nominee’s selected bibliography, which should begin by briefly stating the candidate’s total number and types of publications and specifying the number published in AGU publications

Questions? Please contact the Biogeosciences Section President, Elise Pendall.

Deadline: 15 April 2019

Nomination Submissions

The nomination submission system will open 12:00am 15 January 2019 and will remain open until 12:00am 16 April 2019. Access the nomination submission system »

You can view a tutorial about successfully submitting your nomination package, or you can view Guidelines to a Successful Nomination. Should you have any questions, please contact the AGU Honors Team for assistance.

Award Committee

Chair: TBD

Members: TBD

Staff Liaison:

  • Artesha Moore
  • Antonio Covington

AGU’s Honors Program aligns with AGU’s mission, vision, core values and strategic plan. The Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring is given annually to one mid-career female scientist (no more than 15 years post-degree) for significant contributions as a role model and mentor for the next generation of biogeoscientists.

Committee Charge
The committee is charged with selecting the recipient(s) of the Biogeosciences Sulzman Award. Committee members will abide by the AGU Conflict of Interest policy, program policies, procedures and guidelines set by the Union. In partnership with the Honors and Recognition Committee and staff, the committee works to ensure that the program is superior in all respects, recognizes all constituents, and fosters a global network of individuals in the Earth and space sciences who epitomize excellence and cooperation in research, education and outreach. The members of the Biogeosciences Sulzman Award Committee will promote excellence and transparency, allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards, promoting diversity and commitment to equity so that the honor is sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.

Timeline & Commitment 
Award committee members and chairs serve a two year commitment. The work of this committee is done primarily through the online submission and review system, by telephone conference calls and email.

Below is the 2019 award year work plan timeline:

15 January 2019 Nominations Open
15 April 2019 Nominations Close
1 May - 3 June 2019 Committee work: review, deliberations and final recommendations
15 June 2019 SFG President approves committee selection
Mid to Late July 2019 Official announcement of AGU Section Award & Lecture Honorees

Contacts

Antonio Covington 
Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures
Phone: +1 202 777 7484