[MSA-talk] Fwd: Thermochronology Prizes-call for nominations advertising

Matt Kohn mattkohn at boisestate.edu
Tue Dec 12 16:33:02 EST 2017


Hi - I’m posting this for Suzanne Baldwin.

The key conditions are that nominations should be sent to Roderick Brown, and the deadine is Feb 12th

Best,

Matt

> Begin forwarded message:
> 
>    Dear Colleagues,
> 
>    This call is for nominations for the Dodson, Laslett and Charles & Nancy 
>    Naeser Prizes for 2018. The prizes will be awarded at the 16th 
>    International Conference on Thermochronology -Thermo2018 meeting to be 
>    held on 16‐21 September 2018 Quedlinburg, Germany 
>    (https://www.thermo2018.de/).
> 
>    Please see the accompanying information regarding the 
>    background of the prizes and details of the nomination and evaluation 
>    process.
> 
>    Nominations must be supported by a letter of support, which provides a 
>    thorough and considered argument for why the nominee should be awarded 
>    the relevant prize, and submitted to the chair of the awards committee, 
>    Roderick Brown (Roderick.brown at glasgow.ac.uk) by Monday 12th February 2018.
> 
> 
>    ************* New prize for early career thermochronologists *************
> 
>    Charles & Nancy Naeser Prize
>    This prize is awarded on behalf of the thermochronology community by the 
>    International Standing Committee to an early career scientist who has 
>    made an outstanding and/or innovative contribution in any area of the 
>    field of thermochronology. The award is named in honour of Charles and 
>    Nancy Naeser in recognition of their ground breaking fundamental work in 
>    the field of thermochronology over many years. Eligiblity requires the 
>    candidate to be actively engaged in the field and seven years or less 
>    out from their Ph.D. award (excluding periods of parental or unpaid 
>    leave during which the candidate was not working).
> 
>    *************************************************************************
> 
>    Dodson Prize
>    This prize is awarded on behalf of the thermochronology community by the 
>    International Standing Committee on Thermochronology to a person who has 
>    made an extraordinary contribution, in any way, to the field of 
>    thermochronology and/or to the international community of 
>    thermochronologists. The prize was conceived and named in honour of 
>    Martin Dodson the pioneer of quantitative thermochronology, who died at 
>    age 78 on 27 June 2010.
> 
>    Laslett Prize
>    This prize is awarded by the international thermochronology community to 
>    a person who is deemed to have made an extraordinary contribution to the 
>    field of fission track thermochronology. The prize is named after, and 
>    was conceived to honour, Geoff Laslett a pioneer of quantitative fission 
>    track analysis and an outstanding scientist and statistician, who died 
>    on 9th January 2010.
> 
>    ----------------< cut >--------------------------------
> 
> 
>    -- 
> 
>    Roderick Brown
>    School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
>    College of Science and Engineering
>    University of Glasgow
>    University Avenue
>    Glasgow, G12 8QQ
> 
>    Tel. Int+ 44 (0)141 3305460
>    roderick.brown at glasgow.ac.uk
> 


Awards committee
Roderick Brown (chair), Cornelia Spiegel, Cécile Gautheron, Rich Ketcham, David Shuster,
Suzanne Baldwin

Awards nomination and evaluation process for thermochronology prizes
Current awards sub-committee members are;
Roderick Brown (chair), Cécile Gautheron, Cornelia Spiegel, Rich Ketcham, David Shuster
& Suzanne Baldwin

Composition and formation awards sub-committee
Awards sub-committee comprising six members with one chair are nominated and approved
(by vote if required) by the international standing committee. Membership is reviewed and
confirmed every 2 years (i.e. at each international meeting) and rotated on a three meeting
cycle (i.e. members serve maximum of 6 years).

Process of nominations for awards
1. The awards committee seeks nominations for each prize (see appendix 1) from community
in general. This should be done to maximise reach using any appropriate advertising, email
lists and social media etc. Requests for nominations will be accepted at any time, but a
request for nominations should be announced and publicised widely in advance of each
international meeting. This will normally include the announcement and initial call for
nominations 9 months before the meeting date and announcement of the prize
winners/outcome 6 months before the meeting date.
2. A nominations are normally submitted by an individual. A group of people who might
wish to co-sign a joint nomination could also make a nomination. Any nomination must
include a letter detailing the case for the nomination of the relevant prize. Nominations
should be submitted directly to the awards sub-committee in confidence (via the chair). A
nomination without a case for support cannot be fairly assessed and so will not be. An
individual, or group, can only nominate one person for each award (so multiple single
nominations for the same award will not be accepted, although joint awards may be
considered if a case is warranted).
3. In past rounds some people asked to know who had already been nominated, so they might
add their 'vote' to an existing nomination. We feel this is not feasible/desirable as it means
confidentiality is breached and we wish to avoid "a general election" of an awardee. So we
feel an AGU style approach, where nominations are received and reviewed in confidence and
then kept in confidence by the awards committee, is appropriate. It is up to the individuals
making nominations to decide whether they wish to inform the person they choose to
nominate.
Review of nominations
4. Awards sub-committee reviews and discusses all nominations and arrives at a final
decision by consensus. Recipients of awards are then communicated to the organising
committee of the forthcoming international meeting. If a difference of opinion between
members of the awards sub-committee cannot be resolved (would be rare we hope, but could
be for some reason) then this would be referred to the international standing committee for
comment and input. If no consensus view is reached after this process, then a vote of all
standing committee members decides the outcome (with chair of awards committee having a
casting vote in case of deadlock).
5. Awards will normally be made every two years (to coincide with each international
meeting). The awards sub-committee may choose to recommend no award if no suitable
nominations are received.
Previous recipients:
2012 Dodson Prize; Martin Dodson
2014 Dodson Prize; Oscar Lovera
2014 Laslett Prize; Andrew Gleadow
2016 Dodson Prize; Peter Zeitler
2016 Laslett Prize; Charles “Chuck” Naeser

Appendix 1
Charles & Nancy Naeser Prize
This prize is awarded on behalf of the thermochronology community by the International
Standing Committee to an early career scientist who has made an outstanding and/or
innovative contribution in any area of the field of thermochronology. The award is named in
honour of Charles and Nancy Naeser in recognition of their ground breaking fundamental
work in the field of thermochronology over many years. Eligiblity requires the candidate to
be actively engaged in the field and seven years or less out from their Ph.D. award (excluding
periods of parental or unpaid leave during which the candidate was not working).

Dodson Prize
This prize is awarded on behalf of the thermochronology community by the International
Standing Committee on Thermochronology to a person who has made an extraordinary
contribution, in any way, to the field of thermochronology and/or to the international
community of thermochronologists. The prize was conceived and named in honour of Martin
Dodson (Appendix 2), the pioneer of quantitative thermochronology, who died at age 78 on
27 June 2010.
Cliff, B., and M. Wilson (2010), Martin Dodson (1932–2010), Eos Trans. AGU, 91(45), 418–
419, doi:10.1029/2010EO450002.

Laslett Prize
This prize is awarded by the international thermochronology community to a person who is
deemed to have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of fission track
thermochronology. The prize is named after, and was conceived to honour, Geoff Laslett
(Appendix 2), a pioneer of quantitative fission track analysis and an outstanding scientist and
statistician, who died on 9th January 2010.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/his-numbers-opened-up-the-past-20100314-q63o.html




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