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How to Nominate Colleagues for GSA Awards

Questions? Please contact:
Program Officer, Grants, Awards & Recognition,
+1-303-357-1028, fax 303-357-1070,

Nominations for the 2014 Awards were due at GSA headquarters by 1 February 2014.

Submit a
Nomination Now

The 2014 nomination deadline has passed. You can now submit a nomination for 2015.

  1. Complete the online nomination form.
  2. E-mail appropriate supporting documents to

    or mail to:
      Geological Society of America
      Attn: Grants, Awards & Recognition
      PO Box 9140
      Boulder, CO 80301-9140

Specific award requirements (in addition to the nomination form) are outlined below.

 Required Information

  1. ONLINE NOMINATION FORM
  2. CURRICULUM VITAE
    • Required for all medals and awards.
      Suggested sources: American Men and Women of Science; Who's Who in America; GSA Service Record (obtainable from headquarters)
  3. NOMINATION LETTER
    • Summary of scientific contributions to geology and to the Society. 300 words or less.
      (Required for all awards except for Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award.)
    • Full letter of nomination clearly stating the impact of the dissertation research; plus dissertation title and abstract (Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science only)
  4. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • 20 titles or less (Penrose, Day)
    • 10 titles or less (Young Scientist, Public Service, Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science)
    • Optional (Distinguished Service, Bromery Award)
  5. LETTERS OF SUPPORT
    Nominations require supporting letters IN ADDITION to the nomination letter. Supporting letters must discuss candidates qualifications with regard to the specific criteria listed for the medal or award. These letters of support may be mailed to GSA or submitted via e-mail. Please supply only the number of supporting letters required.
    Award Name # supporting letters needed total # letters
    including nomination letters
    Penrose Medal 5 GSA Fellows or Members 6 total
    Day Medal 3 GSA Fellows + 2 Scientists 6 total
    Young Scientist 5 scientists 6 total
    Bromery Award and SOWISA 2 GSA Members + 1 Scientist 4 total
    Distinguished Service
    and Public Service
    Letters are optional 1 total