All nominations must include:
- A completed cover sheet. Download the Word Document or the PDF File
- The principal nominator's letter (up to 2 pages), including a discussion of the nominee's major contributions to the field of geochemistry (this letter may be cosigned by up to 3 additional people);
- One letter of support, written by a different person (maximum of 2 pages) focusing on the nominee's contributions that create a dynamic environment essential for scientific progress, such as:
- improvements to infrastructure and techniques;
- capacity building-especially in developing countries or emerging disciplines;
- curation of sample collections and databases;
- exceptional editorial contributions;
- communication to the general public or policy makers;
- training the next generation of geochemists; and/or
- advancing ethics, inclusiveness, and social justice in science.
- A brief (up to 4 pages) CV for the candidate;
- A listing of the candidate's publications or a link to an online listing.
In order to give all nominations equal consideration, additional letters or materials will not be accepted.
Professional Ethics Disclosure
When submitting a nomination, the principal nominator is asked to check one of the following:
- I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the person I have nominated has not been sanctioned or found at fault as the result of a complaint, investigation, or other proceeding related to his/her professional conduct (including harassment allegations), and that he/she is not currently the subject of such an investigation.
- I am aware that the person I have nominated has been sanctioned or found at fault as the result of a complaint, investigation, or other proceeding related to his/her professional conduct, or that he/she is currently the subject of such an investigation, but would nevertheless like to proceed with the nomination.
Please note that selecting the second case is not necessarily disqualifying, but you may be contacted by a member of the GS or EAG Executive or Ethics Committee for a confidential discussion.
Who may nominate
With few exceptions, anyone (regardless of Society membership) may make an award nomination. The current Board of Directors and the current selection committee of the award in question may not make nominations nor provide supporting letters for nominations. Additionally, the OGD Executive Committee may not nominate nor provide supporting letters for the Hayes, Treibs or OGD Best Paper Awards. Members of the EAG Council may not nominate nor provide supporting letters for the Geochemistry Fellows honor. All, however, may encourage others to make nominations.
We do not exclude mentors or mentees (e.g., supervisor-student, post-doctoral employer-employee relationship) from making nominations. We also do not exclude collaborators or members of the same institution as writers of nominator or support letters. We do regard such nominations as a potential conflict of interest if the relationship has been in the past 3 years. Consistent with our Conflicts of Interest Policy, such potential conflict of interest should be acknowledged and communicated to the selection committee as part of the nomination, but do not disqualify the individual from participating.
Who may be nominated
With few exceptions, anyone may be nominated for the honor. Selection is not judged with regard to citizenship nor membership in the GS or EAG.
These groups may not be nominated:
- Past recipients of the Fellows honor.
- The current GS Board of Directors.
- The current EAG Council.
- The current Fellows selection committee.
Award selection is based on the scientific merit of the nominee and the quality and completeness of the nomination. To be considered for a 2023 award, nominations must be received by October 31, 2022. Once submitted, nominations are held for three award cycles (e.g. 2023-2025). If the nominee becomes ineligible during this period, the nomination will be removed from those being considered. Nominators may update their packages every year to keep them current.
Nomination packages may be submitted online as a PDF file.