The 3rd Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary
Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations for candidates for the 3rd Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary .
JpGU has created the “Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary” to honor internationally recognized Mid-career researchers under the age of 45 in 2014.
The prize is named for member Prof. Atsuhiro Nishida (JpGU fellow), who provided a proposal and a donation in support.
1. Recipient Qualifications
This prize is conferred upon researchers under the age of 45 as of the beginning of the judging period (April 1, 2018) who have provided an exceptional level of research in the field of Geo- and Planetary Science using a new approach, attaining international recognition. Decisions will not be made on the basis of nationality, sex, or whether one is a Japan Geoscience Union member or a non-member.
2. The number of winners
The selection committee will select 10 or less award winners.
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 who shall have held JpGU membership.
If the candidate is recommended by someone else, the candidate’s interest in receiving the award will need to be confirmed in advance.
ii. The following documentation is required for a recommendation.
If the candidate is providing the recommendation, they must also send two letters of support, and if providing a recommendation for another, they must also provide letters of support from two others.
It does not matter whether who write letters of support have JpGU membership or not.
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 Geo- and Planetary (email@example.com ). Supplemental publications can be provided only in PDF format.
If you do not receive email confirmation within one week after sending recommendation mail, please contact us to request confirmation of your recommendation. Without the email confirmation, your nomination will be invalid.
4. Selection Committee
6. Method of Conferral
i. An award certificate will be given.
ii. As a supplementary prize, the winners will receive a one-time payment of ¥500,000.
If you have any quiestions, please contact to the Office for the Nishida Prize for the Promotion of Geo- and Planetary (jpgu_nishidasho[at]icloud.com ).
Awards Program Managing Director