Awards

Keiiti Aki Early Career Award

Established in 2008, the Keiiti Aki Early Career Award annually recognizes the outstanding scientific accomplishments of an early-career scientist in the field of seismology. The award is for recent graduates with a Ph.D. degree awarded in the six year period prior to 1 January of the year of the award presentation*.

Aki Award Recipients


2021 Nominations

Nominations are now open!

Please submit nominations by 15 April 2021 through the section awards nomination form on the main AGU website.

Nominations should include:

  • A nomination letter;
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of published or in-press manuscripts that illustrate the candidate’s quality of work; and
  • Up to three letters of recommendation.

The nomination and supporting letters should describe the quality, originality, and importance of their research contributions.

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2021 Aki Award Committee:
Fenglin Niu (Chair) Rice University
Lucia Gualtieri  Stanford University 
Meghan Miller  Australian National University
Jay Pulliam Baylor University 
Zachary Ross California Institute of Technology 
Maya Tolstoy Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

The committee is aware of their charge and key duties.

The Aki Award Certificate will be presented at the AGU Fall Meeting when we are gathered for the Gutenberg Lecture.

*Parental Leave: If provided by the nominee’s institution and taken by the nominee during this six-year period, parental leave can extend the eligibility period.