The Edward A. Flinn III Award is given annually to an “individual or small group who personifies the Union’s motto ‘unselfish cooperation in research’ through their facilitating, coordinating, and implementing activities. The committee is charged with selecting the recipient of the Flinn Award. 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 Flinn Award Committee will promote excellence and transparency, allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards, promoting diversity and commitment to equity so that the Flinn Award is sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.
Scope of work includes:
This is an interdisciplinary award. Therefore, the Flinn Award selection committee is looking for members from all scientific disciplines or Sections to serve. AGU is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive volunteer workforce. We strongly encourage members from underrepresented demographic groups to apply for this position. We also encourage early- and mid-career scientists to apply.
- Select the Flinn Award recipients.
- Review data from Flinn Award selection processes for the past years to determine if the program is operating maximally in terms of the relevant goals of the Union’s strategic plan.
- Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of AGU Flinn Award nominations is sufficiently high for vigorous competition.
- Recommend and implement strategies and initiatives on diversity and evaluate processes that are currently being implemented to increase nominations.
- Partner with AGU leaders, staff and other societies to resolve common issues among scientific communities’ rewards and recognition programs.
- Participate in training, orientations and workshops conducted by the Honors and Recognition Committee to be fully informed of policies, processes and program requirements and guidelines.
- Understand and commit to AGU’s Conflict of Interest policy and process.
- Provide input and recommendations to the Honors and Recognition Committee on policies and processes and program improvements.