Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations for candidates for the 4th Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science.
JpGU has created the “Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science“ to honor internationally recognized Mid-career researchers under the age of 45 in 2022.
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, 2022) 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 by others or by themselves. Candidates may be members or non-members of JpGU.
However, in the case of being recommended by others, it is necessary to confirm in advance that the candidate has the intention of receiving the award.
ii. The following documentation is required for a recommendation.
It does not matter whether who write letters of support have JpGU membership or not.
In the case of a recommendation from another person, a confirmation letter for all of the nominee, the recommender, and two support letter writers.
In the case of self-recommendation, confirmation letter for all of the nominee and 2 support letter writers.
→ English Format Japanese Format
(Please handwrite the signature the name field on the confirmation form. added on October 21)
Format for nominee
→ English Format Japanese Format (added on November 1)
iii. Recommendations must be sent within the recommendation period for the year in question in an email addressed to the Office for the Nishida Prize for the Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science (nishidaprize_office[at]jpgu.org ).
– Please note that the mailing address is different from the previous one.
– 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.
– To avoid mistakes, please submit all documents in one batch.(added on December 5)
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 questions, please contact to the Office for the Nishida Prize for the Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science(nishidaprize_office[at]jpgu.org ).
Awards Program Managing Director