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CEDAR Awards

We have put together this webpage in an attempt to encourage more nominations for the various national and international awards that members of the CEDAR community are eligible for. The CEDAR community makes significant contributions to aeronomy and space science, and we should not feel apprehensive in nominating our colleagues for these awards. Although not an exhaustive list, the awards below are perhaps some of the more prestigious for which we can nominate our colleagues. The descriptions were taken from each institutions webpage, where additional information can be found. Recent awards to members of the CEDAR community are also linked.

Awarding Institution

Award types

Scientific Contribution Student/Young Scientist Community Service/Outreach/Education

CEDAR

The following awards are given out by the Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR).

CEDAR Distinguished Lecture

The CEDAR Prize lecture was instituted in 2010 to recognize individuals within the CEDAR community that have made sustained professional contributions to CEDAR. This distinguished award refers to a long-term sustained body of work, beyond the past 10 years, that has helped shape the CEDAR program through research and service. The recipient of the award presents an invited 60 minute talk at the annual CEDAR meeting in June.
Nomination process - The nominations and decisions are made by the CEDAR Scientific Steering Committee starting in October of each year where outside nominations can be suggested to the present CSSC chair.
Description and Previous winners

CEDAR Prize Lecture

The CEDAR Prize lecture was instituted in 1989 and honors an outstanding science contribution to CEDAR based on a research paper reported in a peer-reviewed publication within the previous four years. The recipient of the award presents an invited 40 minute talk at the annual CEDAR meeting in June.
Nomination process - The nomination is based on a peer-reviewed publication within the previous four years. The nomination is made through the CEDAR Scientific Steering Committee around February of each year.
Previous winners

CEDAR Poster Prize

This award is used to recognize outstanding contributions by CEDAR students through the CEDAR poster competition.
Nomination process - All students are encouraged to submit a poster to be considered in the poster competition. Guidelines are provided.

CEDAR Science Highlights

These 20 min science highlight talks were started in 2010 at the annual CEDAR meeting in June. Past presenters are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/Workshop:CEDAR_Videos . These science highlight talks are NOT typical 'honors'.
Nomination process - The nominations are made through the CEDAR Scientific Steering Committee around February of each year.

American Geophysical Union

The following awards are given out by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The awards are typically conferred at the fall meeting in San Francisco. Nominations for Fellows and Union honors are 15 March and for Section Honors are 15 April for 2014. The list of honors on this page is not complete and could be out of date, but the complete lists for AGU honors, descriptions of the honors and lists of past winners can be found at:

AGU Fellow

This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year. New Fellows are chosen by a Committee of Fellows. Primary criteria for evaluation in scientific eminence are: (1) major breakthrough, (2) major discovery, (3) paradigm shift, and/or (4) sustained impact.
Nomination process - A nomination consists of a two-page letter of nomination, a one-sentence citation, a two-page curriculum vitae, a two-page biography, and between 3 and 5 letters of support for the nominee. Guidelines for writing a successful nomination are provided at the AGU Fellows website. An online submission form is provided. The deadline for submission for 2014 is March 15.
Previous winners are listed alphabetically, or in class-of-year (e.g. 2012 2013)

William Bowie Medal

AGU's highest honor was established in 1939 in honor of William Bowie for his "spirit of helpfulness and friendliness in unselfish cooperative research." The Bowie medal, awarded annually, acknowledges an individual for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for unselfish cooperation in research, one of the guiding principles of AGU.
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Previous winners

James B. Macelwane Medal

Established in 1961 and renamed in 1986 in honor of James B. Macelwane, this medal recognizes significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding young scientist (less than 36 years of age).
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John Adam Fleming Medal

This medal was established in 1960 in honor of John Adam Fleming and his important contributions to the establishment of magnetic standards and measurements. This annual medal recognizes original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and related sciences.
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Ambassador Award

Established in 2013, the Ambassador Award will honor members whose achievements extend beyond those recognized by traditional scientific discipline awards. The award furthers AGU's strategic goals to promote collaboration and innovation, inform society about Earth and space science, and build the global talent pool.
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Excellence in Geophysical Education Award

The Excellence in Geophysical Education Award was established to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by a team, individual, or group. The award will be given not more often than annually to educators who have had a major impact on geophysical education at any level (kindergarten through post-graduate), who have been outstanding teachers and trainers for a number of years; or who have made a long-lasting, positive impact on geophysical education through professional service.
Nomination process -
http://honors.agu.org/medals-awards/excellence-in-geophysical-education-award/?sub=recipients Previous winners]

Charles S. Falkenberg Award

This award is presented jointly by AGU and the Earth Science Information Partnership (ESIP). The award is for a scientist under 45 years of age who has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.
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Edward A. Flinn III Award

This award recognizes individuals who personify the Union's motto "unselfish cooperation in research" through their facilitating, coordinating, and implementing activities that have strengthened the infrastructure on which our research depends.
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International Award

Established in 2007, the International Award is given annually to one honoree (individual scientist, group, or small team) in recognition "for making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations.”
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Previous winners

Waldo E. Smith Award

In honor of Waldo E. Smith's tireless efforts to build AGU into a vibrant, growing organization, this award was established in 1982 for extraordinary service to geophysics. This award honors individuals who have played unique leadership roles in such diverse areas as scientific associations, education, legislation, research, public understanding of science, management, and philanthropy, and whose accomplishments have greatly strengthened and helped advance the geophysical sciences.
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Previous winners

Athelstan Spilhaus Award

The Athelstan Spilhaus Award recognizes members of the American Geophysical Union who have devoted portions of their lives to expressing the excitement, significance, and beauty of the Earth and space sciences to the general public.
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Science for Solutions Award

Established in 2012 by the generosity of Peter Schlosser, Past President of AGU's Ocean Sciences section, the Science for Solutions Award is given annually to one student or postdoctoral scientist in recognition for "significant contributions in the application and use of the Earth and space sciences to solve societal problems."
Nomination process -
[http://honors.agu.org/medals-awards/science-for-solutions-award?sub=recipients/ Previous winners

William M. Kaula Award

[bad link above]. The William Kaula award recognizes unselfish service to the scientific community through extraordinary dedication to, and exceptional efforts on behalf of, AGU's publications program. Individuals may be recognized for such contributions as outstanding reviewing, editorial service beyond expectations, and innovative leadership. Previous SPA-member winners include Marcia Neugebauer (2004) and Alexander Dessler (2003), while the 2014 winner was Andy Nagy of the University of Michigan for his pioneering and leadership roles in AGU publications.

Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) Section Honors (nominations due 15 April 2014)

Each of the following honors is listed on this website along with the nomination process and previous winners.

Basu (International developing nation) Early Career Award

Established in 2008, the Sunanda and Santimay Basu Early Career Award in Sun-Earth Systems Science is given annually to one early career scientist (within seven years of the award of Ph.D. or highest equivalent terminal degree) from a developing nation in recognition of outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society.

Basu U.S. Early Career Award

Established in 2012, the Basu U.S. Early Career for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science is given annually to one early career scientist (no more than 3 years post-degree) from the United States in recognition of significant work that shows the focus and promise of making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society.

F. L. Scarf Award

The F. L. Scarf Award was established in 1989 by the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section to recognize an outstanding dissertation that contributes directly to solar-planetary science. The Awardee is required to deliver an invited paper on his or her dissertation topic at the AGU Spring or Fall Meeting.
Nomination process - Nominations are made by the research advisor of the nominee, but must be supported by one to three additional letters.

SPARC Education and Public Outreach Award

The Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington (SPARC) Education and Public Outreach Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of significant and outstanding impact on students’ and the public’s understanding of our science through their education and/or outreach activities – exhibiting an effort that goes well beyond their particular job title.

Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize

The Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize is given in odd-numbered years to one honoree, likely in the mid to advanced career range, in recognition of cutting-edge work in the fields of space weather and nonlinear waves and processes.

SPA Lectures

The following lectures are by invitation only and nominations are not accepted. The lectures are presented in rotation at the AGU Fall Meeting, held in San Francisco, Calif.

Nicolet Lecture

The Marcel Nicolet Lecture honors the life and work of physicist and meteorologist, Marcel Nicolet.

Parker Lecture

The Eugene Parker Lecture honors the life and work of solar astrophysicist, Eugene N. Parker.

Van Allen Lecture

The James Van Allen Lecture honors the life and work of astrophysicist and space pioneer, James A. Van Allen.

Committee on Space Research

The following awards are given out by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). A nomination committee] exists, one of whom must sign off on any nomination.

COSPAR Space Science Award

The COSPAR Award honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to space science. All scientists working in any field covered by COSPAR are eligible for this award.
Nomination process - Nominations must be signed by a member of the COSPAR Bureau, the Representative of a National Member, or a COSPAR Scientific Commission Chair. A nomination consists of a filled in nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a list of significant publications. The deadline for submission is typically October 31 each year.

COSPAR International Cooperation Medal

This medal is awarded to a scientist who has made distinguished contributions to space science and whose work has contributed significantly to the promotion of international scientific cooperation. All scientists working in any field covered by COSPAR are eligible for this medal. This medal may also be awarded to a group of scientists.
Nomination process - Nominations must be signed by a member of the COSPAR Bureau, the Representative of a National Member, or a COSPAR Scientific Commission Chair. A nomination consists of a filled in nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a list of significant publications. The deadline for submission is typically October 31 each year.

William Nordberg Medal

This medal commemorates the work of the late William Nordberg and is awarded to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science in a field covered by COSPAR.
Nomination process - Nominations must be signed by a member of the COSPAR Bureau, the Representative of a National Member, or a COSPAR Scientific Commission Chair. A nomination consists of a filled in nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a list of significant publications. The deadline for submission is typically October 31 each year.

COSPAR Distinguished Service Medal

This medal recognizes extraordinary services rendered to COSPAR over many years.
Nomination process - Nominations must be signed by a member of the COSPAR Bureau. A nomination consists of a filled in nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a list of significant publications. The deadline for submission is typically October 31 each year.

Massey Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of space research, interpreted in the widest sense, in which a leadership role is of particular importance.
Nomination process - Nominations must be signed by a member of the COSPAR Bureau, the Representative of a National Member, or a COSPAR Scientific Commission Chair. A nomination consists of a filled in nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a list of significant publications. The deadline for submission is typically October 31 each year.

Jeoujang Jaw Award

The Jeoujang Jaw Award, bestowed jointly by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and COSPAR, recognizes scientists who have made distinguished pioneering contributions to promoting space research, establishing new space science research branches and founding new exploration programs.

Vikram Sarabhai Medal

The medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to space research in developing countries.
Nomination process - Nominations must be signed by a member of the COSPAR Bureau, the Representative of a National Member, or a COSPAR Scientific Commission Chair or Vice-Chair. For a candidate to be eligible for this award, her or his relevant work must have been carried out mainly in the five year period ending one year before the COSPAR Scientific Assembly at which the medal is to be presented. A nomination consists of a filled in nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a list of significant publications. The deadline for submission is typically October 31 each year.

Zeldovich Medals

The Zeldovich Medals are conferred by the Russian Academy of Sciences to young scientists for excellence and achievements.
Nomination process - Nominations for scientists under 36 on the last day of the year in which the Medals are to be presented must be signed by a member of the COSPAR Bureau, a COSPAR Scientific Commission Chair or Vice-Chair, or a Russian Academy of Sciences official. A nomination consists of a filled in nomination form, a curriculum vitae, and a list of significant publications. The deadline for submission is typically October 31 each year.

COSPAR Outstanding Paper Award For Young Scientists

Candidates must be first authors under 31 years of age at the time the manuscript is submitted for publication in Advances in Space Research. Award recipients will be selected from among a minimum of five competitors per Commission/Panel.

International Union of Radio Science

The following awards are given out by the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) where .pdf nomination guidelines are available with a listing of all previous winners.

Appleton Prize

The Appleton Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to studies in ionospheric physics. The award is for career achievements of the candidate with evidence of significant contributions within the most recent six-year period.
Nomination process - A nomination consists of a general summary of the candidate's career and scientific activities, a review of the candidate's recent achievements, and an outline of the reasons for the nomination. The deadline for submission is typically the August before a General Assembly.
Previous winners

Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal

The Medal is awarded to outstanding scientists whose achievements in any of the branches of science covered by the Commissions of URSI have been particularly valuable. The award is for career achievements of the candidate with evidence of significant contributions within the most recent six-year period.
Nomination process - A nomination consists of a general summary of the candidate's career and scientific activities, a review of the candidate's recent achievements, and an outline of the reasons for the nomination. The deadline for submission is typically the August before a General Assembly.
Previous winners

John Howard Dellinger Medal

The Medal is awarded to outstanding scientists whose achievements in any of the branches of science covered by the Commissions of URSI have been particularly valuable. The award is for career achievements of the candidate with evidence of significant contributions within the most recent six-year period.
Nomination process - A nomination consists of a general summary of the candidate's career and scientific activities, a review of the candidate's recent achievements, and an outline of the reasons for the nomination. The deadline for submission is typically the August before a General Assembly.
Previous winners

Booker Gold Medal

The Medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to telecommunications or a related discipline of direct interest to URSI. The award is for career achievements of the candidate with evidence of significant contributions within the most recent six-year period.
Nomination process - A nomination consists of a general summary of the candidate's career and scientific activities, a review of the candidate's recent achievements, and an outline of the reasons for the nomination. The deadline for submission is typically the August before a General Assembly.
Previous winners

Issac Koga Gold Medal

The Medal is awarded to a Young Scientist, of age not more than 35 on 30 September of the year preceding the General Assembly of URSI, who has made an outstanding contribution to any of the branches of science covered by the Commissions of URSI. The award is for career achievements of the candidate with evidence of significant contributions within the most recent six-year period.
Nomination process - A nomination consists of a general summary of the candidate's career and scientific activities, a review of the candidate's recent achievements, and an outline of the reasons for the nomination. The deadline for submission is typically the August before a General Assembly.
Previous winners

Santimay Basu Prize

The Medal is awarded to a Young Scientist, of age not more than 35 on 30 September of the year preceding the General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of URSI, who has made an outstanding contribution to research that furthers the understanding of radio-wave propagation in random media and its application for the benefit of society.
Previous winners.

European Space Weather

In 2013, a set of three medals in Space Weather have been created at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Space Weather Week. These medals are now becoming an annual event, with a medal ceremony during the ESWW conference. The 2014 nominations are due 14 September 2014 to SWmedals@oma.be with a description of the criteria at http://www.stce.be/esww11/medals.php

International Kristian Birkeland Medal

The International Kristian Birkeland medal for Space Weather and Space Climate is for outstanding scientific or technological results. (Won by Dieter Bilitza in 2013.)

International Marcel Nicolet Medal

The International Marcel Nicolet medal for Space Weather and Space Climate rewards efforts to structure the space weather community at an international level.

International Alexander Chizhevsky Medal

The International Alexander Chizhevsky medal for Space Weather and Space Climate rewards a young researcher (PhD or having defended his thesis within the last 8 years prior to the year of the award, i.e. after October 30th, 2006 for 2014) for major contributions to space weather research and/or services.

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Crafoord Prize

The most outstanding prize in the geosciences is the Crafoord Prize awarded, like the Nobel Prize, by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The estimated amount for the 2006 prize is $500,000.
Nomination process - Nominations are due by April 30, 2006. All nominations must be sent by mail to:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Box 50 005
SE - 10405 Stockholm
Sweden

United States Geological Survey

(in conjunction with the DOI and NASA)

The William T. Pecora Award

This award is presented annually to individuals or groups that make outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. The award is sponsored jointly by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Nominations are due 1 May 2014.

The award was established in 1974 to honor the memory of Dr. William T. Pecora, former Director of the U.S. Geological Survey and Under Secretary, Department of the Interior. Dr. Pecora was a motivating force behind the establishment of a program for civil remote sensing of the Earth from space. His early vision and support helped establish what we know today as the Landsat satellite program.

The award consists of a citation and plaque, which are presented to the recipient at an appropriate public forum by the Secretary of the Interior and the NASA Administrator or their representatives. The name of the recipient is also inscribed on permanent plaques, which are displayed by the sponsoring agencies.

Nomination process - Guidelines are provided. A nomination consists of a two page (at most) nomination describing the nominee's contributions to the understanding of hte Earth by means of remote sensing. Up to eight additional pages may be included containing information such as a resume, publication list, letters of endorsement, etc. Previous winners.