2020 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”

The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations for candidates for the recipient of Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”. The prize is named after Prof. Yasuo Miyake who provided a proposal and a donation for support.
Nominees must be recommended to be considered for selection, and we will recognize recommendations from the candidate him or herself, as well as those from others. They shall then be recommended from among the nominations reviewed by the Evaluation Committee, it acting as an advisory body to the JpGU President. Successful nominees shall be those from among the recommended nominations who are then approved by the JpGU Board of Directors.

1.Recipient Qualifications
This prize is conferred upon researchers who have provided an exceptional level of research in the field of Materials Sciences related to Geoscience using a new approach, attaining international recognition.


2.The number of recipients
1 person


3. Recommendations
i.Candidates must be recommended to be considered for selection, and we will recognize recommendations from the candidate him or herself, as well as those from others. If the candidate is recommended by someone else, the recommender should be a JpGU member. The candidate’s interest in receiving the award will need to be confirmed in advance.

ii. The following documentation is required for a recommendation. Recommendations must be written in Japanese or English. (Both languages can appear in the same recommendation document.)
  • The candidate’s name and contact information (affiliated institution, address, telephone number, email address, etc.)
  • The candidate’s work history and list of honors
  • A list of all reviewed publications and a supplement of the five most important
  • Reasons for recommendation (4 pages or fewer, A4 size)
    If the candidate is providing the recommendation, they must also send two letters of recommendation, and if providing a recommendation for another, they must also provide letters of support from two others. It does not matter whether who make support letters have JpGU membership or not.
  • If providing a recommendation for another, the person providing the recommendation must provide their contact information (address, telephone number, email address, etc.)


iii.Recommendations must be sent within the recommendation period for the year in question in the form of a word file and a PDF version thereof, in an email addressed to the Office for the Nishida Prize for the Promotion of Geoscience ( miyake.jpgu@icloud.com ). Supplemental publications can be provided only in PDF format.

* You should be receiving an email confirmation of your inquiry within 1 week.
If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail within 1week, please contact us.
Without the email confirmation, your nomination will be invalid.

4.Selection Committee
Selection committee for Miyake Prize shall be appointed by the President after deliberations by the Board of Directors. The names of committee members shall be published after the name of recipient is announced.


5.Schedule
October 7th 2019 – January 15th, 2020: Recommendation Period
January 15th – March, 2020: Selection Period
March 2020: Approval by the Meeting of JpGU Directors
May, 2020: Award Ceremony at JpGU-AGU Joint meeting 2020


6.Method of Conferral
An award certificate and a medal shall be conferred at the ceremony.


7. Deadline of recommendation
January 15th, 2020 (JST)


8. Mailing address
miyake.jpgu[at]icloud.com
Please be noted that we cannot answer any questions regarding evaluation.

9. Regulations
http://www.jpgu.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/miyakeshou.pdf(only available in Japanese)
http://www.jpgu.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/miyakeshou_shinsa.pdf(only available in Japanese)

October 7th, 2020
Awards Program Managing Director
Akiko Nakamura, Hajime Naruse, Masato Nakamura

*All dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).
All rules, procedures, dates and times etc. governing the Prize are formally announced in Japanese. English translations are provided as a courtesy and are for reference only. Should any English language material differ from the original Japanese the Japanese version shall be binding.