IACS Early Career Scientist Award

The 2018 ECS Award recipients are
Doug Brinkerhoff and Denis Felikson

The awards have been presented at the IUGG General Assembly in July 2019.

Nomination guidelines(next call for nomination in early 2021)

The nominee must be an early-career scientist defined as a person who is currently enrolled in a PhD/MSc program or whose highest academic degree (PhD, MSc) was obtained no longer than 2 years before the submission deadline.

Only papers published in international peer-reviewed journals with a doi (printed or online) between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 will be considered in the next call for nominations. Papers published in ‘Discussions’ will not be considered.

Click here to download the nomination form which must be submitted together with the pdf of the paper. Any person, except the nominee, can submit a nomination. Nomination packages (including the fully completed nomination form and the paper) should be sent to the chair of the nomination committee (will be announced in the next call for nominations in 2021). Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.

Nominated papers should present novel ideas, concepts, theories, or methods. Papers presenting results using existing established methods, or papers producing evidence to support an existing theory, or papers presenting new data or observations without presenting novel ideas/concepts/theories or methods will be judged less favorable. The type of journal or extent of media attention will not be considered in the evaluation. More information on the evaluation criteria is given on the nomination form.

Previous recipients

2019 (Paper published 2017-2018)
Dr Doug Brinkerhoff, University of Montana, USA
Dr Denis Felikson, NASA Goddard Space Center, USA

2017 (Paper published 2015-2016)
Dr Thorben Dunse, University of Oslo, Norway
Dr Rachel Tilling, University College London, U.K.

Dr Mathieu Morlighem, University of California, Irvine