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New Early Career in Planetary Science AGU Award

June 29, 2012

Know of a deserving scientist w/in 6 years of having received their PhD?  Nominate them!  :)

Ronald Greeley Early Career Award in Planetary Science

The Planetary Sciences Section of AGU is seeking nominations for the Ronald Greeley Early Career Award in Planetary Science. This award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of significant early career contributions to planetary science.

This award is named in honor of Ronald Greeley, a planetary science pioneer whose contributions include the rigorous application of terrestrial field observation techniques to analysis of planetary surfaces. Greeley was involved in nearly every major planetary science mission from the 1970’s until his death in 2011.  Ron was active in his service to the planetary science community, serving on and chairing many panels for both NASA and the National Academy of Sciences. But perhaps his greatest legacy to Planetary Science is the students, post docs, and colleagues that he mentored through the decades. Many of the leaders in the planetary science field were either directly mentored by Ron, or strongly influenced by his work. He was happiest when sharing his passion for geology with students in the field. It is this passion for planetary science that the Section hopes to encourage and reward with the Ronald Greeley Early Career Award.

Nominees must be a member or affiliate of the AGU Planetary Sciences Section and must be within six years of receiving their Ph.D. on the first day of the year in which the award is to be made (i.e., on or after 1 January 2006 for the 2012 award.) Parental leave, if provided by the candidate’s institution and taken by the nominee during this six-year period, can extend the six-year period.

All documents included in a nomination package should be no more than two (2) pages in length.Nominations should include:

  • A nomination letter outlining the candidate’s significant contributions;
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae;
  • A selected bibliography for the candidate, which should begin by briefly stating the candidate’s total number and types of publications and specifying the number published in AGU publications; and
  • A minimum of three but no more than six letters of support – preferably on letterhead. At least two supporting letters should be from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment.

Nomination packages must be submitted by the deadline in electronic form (preferred as one combined PDF file) to Phil Christensen or in hard copy to:

Phil Christensen
Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Campus Box 6305
Tempe, AZ 85287-6305 USA

Phone: +1-480- 865-7105

Due 15 July 2012

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2012 12:25 pm

    Also posted the the ESWN list serve!

  2. galaxybureau permalink
    June 30, 2012 5:29 am

    Reblogged this on galaxybureau.

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