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Common acronyms:

AAAS = American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAS = American Astronomical Society
AGU = American Geophysical Union
GS = Geochemical Society
GSA = Geological Society of America
MSA = Mineralogical Society of America
MS = Meteoritical Society
NAS = National Academy of Sciences
NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration
SSA = Seismological Society of America

Table of awards:

Society Honor URL Qualifications Package Deadline
AAA = American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award & Medal http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/pagegen/brochure/p4.html exceptional accomplishment in the sciences, professions, business, industry, arts, literature, sports, entertainment, and public service
AAP = Association of American Publishers Professional & Scholarly Publishing Award http://www.pspcentral.org/
AAAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/int/ contributed substantially to the understanding or development of science or engineering across national boundaries letter + CV + evidence of impact Sept. 1
AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/public/ contributed substantially to public understanding of science and technology; special consideration to those who reach women & minorities, elderly, disabled. letter + CV + sample article + 2 potential contacts for verification Aug. 15
AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/public_engagement/ pre-tenure; in field <7 years; demonstrated excellence in his/her contribution to public engagement with science letter + CV + 2 samples + 2 potential witnesses Oct. 15
AAAS Fellow http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/fellows/ a Member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished nominations from 3 Fellows including 2 from outside May 14
AAAS Mentor Award http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/mentor/ extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers letter + <=5 student supporting letters + <=2 colleague supporting letters + CV + student statistics July 31
AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/newcomb/index.shtml outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science letter + citation June 30
AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/abelson/ a scientist, whose career has been distinguished both for scientific achievement and for other notable services to the scientific community letter + CV Sept. 1
AAAS Scientific Freedom & Responsibility Award http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/freedom/ acted to protect public health, safety, or welfare; or focused attention on important problems; or established precedents re professional freedom or responsibility letter + CV + documentation of impact Sept. 1
AA'S = American Astronautical Society Dirk Brouwer Award http://astronautical.org/awards/dirk-brouwer-award/ significant technical contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics form + nominating letter + 3 supporting letters + CV July 26
AAS Brouwer Award http://dda.harvard.edu/brouwer_award/ outstanding contributions to the field of Dynamical Astronomy, including celestial mechanics, astrometry, geophysics, stellar systems, galactic and extra galactic dynamics letter of nomination, CV, list of publications, at least 3 letters of recommendation Dec. 31
AAS Harold C. Urey Prize (Division for Planetary Sciences) http://dps.aas.org/prizes/urey young (<37; <PhD+6); outstanding achievements in planetary science form + 3 supporting letters + CV + publication list + papers spring
AAS Gerald P. Kuiper Prize (Division for Planetary Sciences) http://dps.aas.org/prizes/kuiper outstanding contributions to planetary science form + 3 supporting letters + CV + publication list + papers spring
AuAS = Australian Academy of Science Fellow
AuAS = Australian Academy of Science Mawson Lecturer http://www.science.org.au/awards/
AE = Academia Europaea Foreign Member
AGU Athelstan Spilhaus Award http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ enhancement of the public understanding of Earth and space science nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Charles A. Whitten Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Charles S. Falkenburg Award http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ youngish {<45}; contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities, and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Daly Lecturer
AGU Edward A. Flinn III Award http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ personifies the Union's motto 'unselfish cooperation in research' through their facilitating, coordinating, and implementing activities nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Fellow http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ exceptional scientific contributions; limit 0.1%/year cover sheet + nominating letter + 3~5 support letters + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Geodesy Section Award http://www.agu.org/about/honors/section_fg/awardnom_sfg.shtml#C_fg_award major advance in geodesy (tech., appl., observ., theory) by member who is early- to mid-career nominating letter + 1 supporting letter + CV Sept. 15
AGU Harry H. Hess Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; outstanding achievements in research of the constitution and evolution of Earth and other planets nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Hisashi Kuno Award (VGP Section) http://vgp.agu.org/kuno_award.html young (<PhD+7); outstanding contribution to the fields of volcanology, geochemistry, & petrology. nominating letter + 1-3 supporting letters + CV + publications list Sep. 17
AGU Inge Lehmann Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU James B. Macelwane Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; young {<36}; significant contributions to the geophysical sciences nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU John Adam Fleming Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and related sciences nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Maurice Ewing Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; significant original contributions to the scientific understanding of the processes in the ocean; for the advancement of oceanographic engineering, technology, and instrumentation; and for outstanding service to the marine sciences nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Norman L. Bowen Award (VGP Section) http://www.agu.org/about/honors/section_fg/awardnom_sfg.shtml#C_fg_award outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry, or petrology nominating letter + 3 outside supporting letters + CV + publications list May 1
AGU Roger Revelle Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate, or related aspects of the Earth system nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Waldo E. Smith Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; extraordinary service to geophysics nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU Whipple Award http://www.agu.org/about/honors/section_fg/awardnom_sfg.shtml#C_fg_award outstanding contribution in the field of planetary science nominating letter + 3-6 supporting letter + CV + publications list July 1
AGU William Bowie Medal http://www.agu.org/about/honors/ member; outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and unselfish cooperation in research nominating letter + 3~6 support letters (including at least 2 from other institutions) + CV + biobibliography + total # pubs + total # in AGU journals Oct. 15
AGU William Gilbert Award (GP Section) http://www.agu.org/about/honors/section_fg/awardnom_sfg.shtml#C_fg_award young (<36 or <PhD+5); outstanding and unselfish work in magnetism of Earth materials and of the Earth and planets nominating letter + 3-5 supporting letters + CV July 31
APS = American Philosophical Society Member
AvH = Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Humboldt Fellowship http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/pub_progsearch.main?p_lang=en&p_forschungsaufenthalt_id=&p_karrierestufe_id=4&p_promotions_jahr=1991&p_nation=USA&p_button_search=Search mid-career capstone
CSR = Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Space Science Award http://cosparhq.cnes.fr/Awards/awards.htm outstanding contributions to space science nomination by COSPAR Bureau member + member Scientific Advisory Committee OR previous recipient Nov. 30
DoE = Department of Energy Outstanding Contribution in Geoscience Research Award
EGU + European Geophysical Union Outstanding Young Scientist Medal
GS Alfred Treibs Award http://www.geochemsoc.org/awards/ organic geochemistry: cumulative contrib.s over years single PDF = form + 4-page letter from GcS member + {0~3} supporting letters + 2-page CV + list of publications Oct. 15
GS C. C. Patterson Award http://www.geochemsoc.org/awards/ recent fundamental breakthrough in environmental geochemistry single PDF = form + 4-page letter from GcS member + {0~3} supporting letters + 2-page CV + list of publications Oct. 15
GS F. W. Clarke Award http://www.geochemsoc.org/awards/ young {<35; <PhD+6}; one outstanding contrib. in geochemistry or cosmochemisty single PDF = form + 4-page letter from GcS member + {0~3} supporting letters + 2-page CV + list of publications Oct. 15
GS Geochemical Fellow http://www.geochemsoc.org/awards/ outstanding geochemists for a number of years single PDF = form + 4-page letter from GcS member + {0~3} supporting letters + 2-page CV + list of publications Oct. 15
GS V. M. Goldschmidt Award http://www.geochemsoc.org/awards/ geochemistry or cosmochemistry (1 big or many small contrib.s) single PDF = form + 4-page letter from GcS member + {0~3} supporting letters + 2-page CV + list of publications Oct. 15
GFG = Groupe Francais d'Etude du Gondwana Membre d'Honneur
GSA Arthur L. Day Medal http://www.geosociety.org/awards/ outstanding distinction in contributing to geologic knowledge through the application of physics and chemistry to the solution of geologic problems form + nomination letter + 3 GSA support letters + 2 other support letters + CV + selected bibliography {<=20} Feb. 1
GSA Biggs Earth Science Teaching Award http://gsaged.org/biggsaward/award2010.htm newish teacher (<10 years); 'innovative and effective teaching of earth science among early career faculty Feb. 1
GSA Bromery Award for the Minorities http://www.geosociety.org/awards/ any minority, preferably African Americans, "who have made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities." form + nomination letter + 2 GSA Fellow support letters + 1 other support letter + CV + selected bibliography {<=20} Feb. 1
GSA Fellow http://www.geosociety.org/members/fellow.htm an honor that is bestowed on the best of our profession, for distinguished contributions to geosciences form + supporting letter from Fellow + another GSA supporting letter + CV + publication list Feb. 1
GSA G. K. Gilbert Award http://rock.geosociety.org/pgd/awards.html outstanding contributions to the solution of fundamental problems in planetary geology in the broadest sense, which includes geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, geophysics, geologic mapping, and remote sensing Dec. 1
GSA George P. Woollard Award http://www.gsageop.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49:gsa-geophysics-division-george-p-woollard-award&catid=34:awards&Itemid=58 outstanding contributions to geology through the application of the principles and techniques of geophysics form + CV Feb. 15
GSA John C. Frye Environmental Geology Award http://www.geosociety.org/awards/ best paper in last 3 years on environmental geology published either by GSA or by one of the state geological surveys. cover letter + 3 copies of paper March 31
GSA Kirk Bryan Award for Research Excellence http://rock.geosociety.org/qgg/ publication (within past 5 years) of distinction advancing the science of geomorphology or Quaternary geology publication + nominating letter + reviews of publication + supporting letters Jan. 15
GSA Laurence L. Sloss Award http://rock.geosociety.org/sed/SGD_Awards.html sedimentary geologist whose lifetime achievements best exemplify those of Larry Sloss - i.e., achievements that contribute widely to the field of sedimentary geology and through service to GSA nominating letter from Division member + CV March 1
GSA Penrose Medal http://www.geosociety.org/awards/ eminent research in pure geology, for outstanding original contributions or achievements that mark a major advance form + nomination letter + 5 GSA support letters + CV + selected bibliography {<=20} Feb. 1
GSA Structural Geology & Tectonics Career Contribution Award http://rock.geosociety.org/sgt/CareerAward.htm throughout his/her career has made numerous distinguished contributions that have clearly advanced the science of structural geology or tectonics nominating letter + key publications Mar. 10
GSA Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award http://www.geosociety.org/awards/ female; young {<PhD+3}; impacted the field of the geosciences in a major way based on their Ph.D. research form + nomination letter + CV + selected bibliography {<=10} Feb. 1
GSA Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal) http://www.geosociety.org/awards/ young {<35}; outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research form + nomination letter + 5 support letters + CV + selected bibliography {<=10} Feb. 1
IAA = International Academy of Astronautics Member http://iaaweb.org/content/view/259/396/
ISSOL = International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life Fellow
ISSOL = International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life Oparin Medal
JSG = John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellow http://www.gf.org/about-the-foundation/the-fellowship/ exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts
KNAW = Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen Bakhuys Roozeboom Medal http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/prizes/prizes_detail.cfm?orgid=175 outstanding research in the study of phase equilibria in physical
L’Oréal-UNESCO L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science http://www.fwis.fr/en/awards 5 awardees for contributions to the advancement of science, in Life or Physical Sciences in alternating years. June 20
MS = Meteoritical Society Fellow http://meteoriticalsociety.org/?page_id=17 members who have distinguished themselves in meteoritics or allied sciences. No more than 1% of the members can be elected in even-numbered years.
MS = Meteoritical Society Leonard Medal http://meteoriticalsociety.org/?page_id=17 honors outstanding contributions to the science of meteoritics and closely allied fields. Highest MS award.
MS = Meteoritical Society Barringer Medal http://meteoriticalsociety.org/?page_id=17 recognizes outstanding work in the field of impact cratering and/or work that has led to a better understanding of impact phenomena.
MS = Meteoritical Society Nier Prize http://meteoriticalsociety.org/?page_id=17 recognizes outstanding research in meteoritics and closely allied fields by young scientists (35 years, or <8 years since PhD).
MSA Dana Medal http://www.minsocam.org/ mid-career {<PhD+25}; outstanding contrib.s to mineral science single PDF = checklist + cover letter + {3~5} supporting letters + CV + list of research publications June 1
MSA Fellowship in MSA http://www.minsocam.org/ member; contributed to mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, or allied sciences, using mineralogical studies or data single PDF = checklist + cover letter from member + {0~2} supporting letters + CV + list of research publications June 1
MSA MSA Award http://www.minsocam.org/ young {<35; <PhD+7}; outstanding publication in mineralogy single PDF = checklist + cover letter + {3~5} supporting letters + CV + list of <=20 publications June 1
MSA Roebling Medal http://www.minsocam.org/ scientific eminence through original research publications in mineral sciences single PDF = checklist + cover letter + {3~5} supporting letters + CV + list of research publications June 1
NAS Arctowski Medal http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/arctowski-medal.html outstanding contributions to the study of solar physics and solar terrestrial relationships [not stated] Oct. 3
NAS Alexander Agassiz Medal http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/alexander-agassiz-medal.html original contribution in the science of oceanography [not stated] [not stated]
NAS Henry Draper Medal http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/henry-draper-medal.html recent (=since last award) major publication in astronomical physics Oct. 3
NAS Arthur L. Day Prize & Lectureship http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/arthur-l-day-prize.html new contributions to the physics of the Earth whose four to six lectures would prove a solid, timely, and useful addition to the knowledge and literature in the field letter + 0~3 supporting letters + CV + bibliography {<=12} Sept. 15
NAS Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/sackler-prize-convergence.html significant advances in integration of two or more of the following disciplines: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, biology, astronomy, earth sciences, engineering, and computational science Oct. 3
NAS Mary Clark Thompson Medal http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/mary-clark-thompson-medal.html most important service to geology and paleontology nomination letter + 3 supporting letters + CV + publications list
NAS Member http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ELECTION_pub_mainpage distinguished achievements in original research formal nominations can be submitted only by an Academy member any time
NAS National Associate National Academy of Sciences members who made extraordinary contributions to the NRC
NAS Public Welfare Medal http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AWARDS_pwm distinguished contributions in the application of science to the public welfare letter + 0~3 supporting letters + CV + bibliography {<=12} Sept. 15
NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement
NASA Special Recognition Award
NASA Group Achievement Award
NSF = National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award & Medal http://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp young (<35, <PhD+7); talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher nomination +_4 support letters, via FastLane Oct. 30
PA = Paleontological Association Lapworth Medal http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=palaeo&page=120&sec=awards paleontologist made significant contribution by means of a substantial body of research over a career 2 nominating letters + CV March 1
PAH = Russian Academy of Sciences Honorary Foreign Member
PBK = Phi Beta Kappa Society Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science https://www.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=22 author of a significant book (not monograph or compendium) in the field of science and/or mathematics Mar. 31
RAS = Royal Astronomical Society Associate
RAS = Royal Astronomical Society Harold Jeffreys Lecturer http://www.ras.org.uk/awards-and-grants/awards distinguished speaker on a topic in geophysics, solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, or planetary sciences nomination + 1-2 support letters + CV + publication list July 31
SSA Charles F. Richter Early Career Award http://www.seismosoc.org/awards/richter_award.php member; <PhD+6; <40; outstanding contributions to the goals of the Society by a member early in her or his career nominating letter from member + 2 outside supporting letters + 2 other supporting letters + CV Feb. 15
SSA Distinguished Service to SSA Award http://www.seismosoc.org/awards/ outstanding contributions to the work of the Society nominating letter + letters of endorsement Feb. 15
SSA Frank Press Public Service Award http://www.seismosoc.org/awards/ outstanding work that serves the profession of seismology or the advancement of public safety or public information relating to seismology nominating letter from member + 1 member supporting letter + 3 other supporting letters + CV Feb. 15
SSA Henry Fielding Reid Medal http://www.seismosoc.org/awards/reid_medal.php chemistry, physics, metallurgy, geochemistry and astrophysics 2-5 letters from members + CV + publications list Feb. 15
TPS = The Paleotological Society Charles Schuchert Award http://www.paleosoc.org/awards.html person under 40 whose work reflects excellence and promise in the science of paleontology
UCLA = UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award http://www.senate.ucla.edu/AboutDTA.htm impact on students, scholarly approach, size & diversity of classes, teaching scores form + departmental cover letter + CV + course list + personal philosophy + <15 support letters + excerpts from teaching evaluations Jan. 22
UCLA = UCLA Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer http://www.senate.ucla.edu/committees/frl/FRLProgramInformation.htm full professor with extraordinary achievements in research who is an engaging speaker nomination letter + CV + publication list Mar. 15
UCLA = UCLA Academic Senate Gold Shield Faculty Prize http://www.senate.ucla.edu/documents/2017GSFPInformationPamphlet.pdf mid-career full professor who has a distinguished record of undergraduate teaching Feb. 17
UCLA UCLA medal http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/app/Default.aspx?&id=140 exceptionally distinguished academic and professional achievement, benefit to public March 4
UCLA UCLA Fiat Lux http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/app/Default.aspx?&id=140 transformational impact on the campus March 4
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