The nomination for all AGU honors this year is the same: 12 April
(this includes Fellows, Section Awards, and Union medals, awards, and prizes). Nominations opened on 18 January and it is never to early to start thinking about putting together a strong package with varied support letters.
Visit AGU's online nomination submission platform
There are quite a few medals and awards that you might not even realize exist. For example, AGU has three new AGU Honors this year. Read about updates
to the AGU Honors program. Rewarding excellence in scientific research, education and outreach strengthens our science and can further its impact and value to society.
We encourage you, if you can, to nominate one or more outstanding seismologists, including those who have accomplished extraordinary things but have remained out of the limelight. There is a wide range of honors for a wide range of accomplishments. At the bottom of this section we include brief descriptions, which you can find more about here
If you know of a deserving candidate but for some reason cannot nominate them, please feel free to contact any member of the Seismology Section Canvassing Committee listed below. If you don't have time to nominate someone this year, it's not too early to start thinking about next year!
2023 Seismology Section Canvassing Committee: Jim Mori (Chair), Anne Sheehan, Beatrice Magnani, Jay Pulliam, Jenne Hardebeck and Cesar Ranero.-Gutenberg Lecture
The Gutenberg Lecture is the named lecture in seismology given annually at the December AGU Meeting. This is an opportunity for us to show exciting results from seismological research to the larger AGU community. Please submit suggestions for the 2023 Gutenberg Lecturer by 12 April 2023 to the committee chair Suzan van der Lee
with the subject line "Gutenberg Lecture Nomination." A paragraph summarizing the rationale and qualifications will suffice. This is the only honor that does not go through the AGU Honors platform.-Paros Scholarship: See the second paragraph of this newsletter
-Keiiti Aki Early Career Award
The Keiiti Aki Early Career Award recognizes the scientific accomplishments of early career scientists in the field of seismology. Nominees for this award should be a member of AGU with a primary affiliation in the Seismology Section. Please submit nominations
.-Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service
The Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service is given annually to an AGU member with a primary affiliation in the Seismology, Geodesy, or Tectonophysics Sections who has excelled in mentoring of junior colleagues, leadership of community research initiatives, or other forms of unselfish collaboration in research. Nominations should be submitted through this link
by 12 April 2023.
Nominations for 2023 Fellows can be submitted via the AGU website
. Nominations will first be reviewed by the Fellows Committee for each Section. Section recommendations are then sent on to the Union Fellows Committee who will make the final determination. Becoming a Union Fellow is a competitive process. Please do not let that discourage you from nominating seismologist, especially one who has demonstrated scientific eminence and whose leadership aligns with AGU values of broad, respectful collaboration. There is still time (until April 12)!-Union Medals and AwardsUnion medals and awards
that are often of interest to seismologists include the Macelwane, Simpson, Lehmann, Bucher, Bowie, Ewing, Whitten, Lal Memorial and Hess Medals and the Smith, Ambassador, Flinn, Africa, Kaula, International, Falkenberg, Science for Solutions, Spilhaus, and Excellence in Geophysical Education Awards. Nominations for Union Medals and Awards are not reviewed at the Section level. Nominations should be submitted through the AGU website
. We look forward to seeing many seismologists being honored!
AGU wants to make sure there is time and flexibility for participants to put together quality nomination packages while at the same time balancing the needs of the program and taking into consideration the time needed for volunteers to review nominations. Therefore, there will not be an opportunity to extend past the 12 April