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  • Award

    • America/New Zealand Soil Science Professional Exchange Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominees are required to have at least seven years of membership in SSSA or the New Zealand Soil Science Society.
      4. Applications will be evaluated upon merit; longer research visits will carry additional weight.
    • ASF Sustainable Research Program: Request for Proposals
    • Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award

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      1. Nominees are not required to be SSSA members.
      2. The award is intended for persons in mid-career. After achieving a formal education, a person completing at least three years of professional activity in her or his focused field of study and not yet be retired from professional employment is considered mid-career.
      3. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      4. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
    • Emil Truog Soil Science Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Those individuals who received their Ph.D. degree in 2014 are eligible for the 2015 award. Each department that has given a Ph.D. degree in one of the areas usually designated as soil science may submit one nomination, unless it granted more than eight Ph.D's, in which case it may nominate two candidates. The Award Committee will make the final determination whether a thesis or dissertation qualifies under the term "soil science" as in cases in which the thesis or dissertation may be in soil bacteriology, soil chemistry, soil geography, etc. The committee may request a copy of the complete thesis or dissertation.
      3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
      4. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
    • International Soil Science Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
      4. Nominees are to be soil scientists but membership in the Society is not a requirement.
      5. Teams are eligible if the following qualifications are met: 1. At least one member of the team is a soil scientist. 2. Where other disciplines are represented, the soil scientist will be a major contributor (50% or more) to the team effort. 3. Only publications where all team members are authors or honors and awards received by the team will be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.
    • Irrometer Professional Certification Service Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominees are required to hold professional certification or licensing.
      4. Nominees are not required to be SSSA members.
      5. Nominees must be living at the time of their nominations.
    • L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominators and nominees are encouraged but not required to be SSSA, ASA or CSSA members.
      4. Nominees are to be soil scientists, agronomists, or crop scientists.
      5. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
      6. The award is intended for a scientist, having outstanding contributions and demonstrated impact in one or more of the areas specified above within the last 5-7 years.
    • Lloyd R. Frederick Soil Teaching Travel Study Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Faculty with substantial teaching appointment from the U.S. and abroad will be eligible.
      3. Nominations will be accepted to support teaching activity in the United States or abroad.
      4. Preference will be given to visits or sabbaticals focused on teaching of three to six months.
      5. Nominees are required to be SSSA members.
      6. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
    • Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Nominees are to be in mid-career, defined as the period between 10 and 25 years after receipt of the nominee’s final academic degree.
      3. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
    • Mentoring Award

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      1. Nominees are not required to be ASA, CSSA, and/or SSSA members.
      2. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
      3. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      4. Members of this Awards Committee and the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Board of Directors are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
    • PEDology Talk Contest
    • SASES Regional Meeting Proposal
    • Soil Science Applied Research Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Teams are eligible if the following qualifications are met: 1. At least one member of the team is a soil scientist. 2. Where other disciplines are represented, the soil scientist will be a major contributor (50% or more) to the team effort. 3. Only publications where all team members are authors or honors and awards received by the team will be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.
      4. Nominees are to be soil scientists, but membership in SSSA is not a requirement.
    • Soil Science Distinguished Service Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominees are required to have at least 25 years of membership in SSSA.
      4. Nominees are required to have ceased full-time professional employment.
    • Soil Science Education Award

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      1. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      2. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
      4. Nominees are to be soil scientists, but membership in SSSA is not a requirement.
      5. Contributions on which nominations for the awards are based will have been made within the past 10 years.
    • Soil Science Industry and Professional Leadership Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
      4. Nominees are to be soil scientists, but membership in SSSA is not a requirement.
      5. Nominees must be active within the industrial, private, or governmental sectors. Individuals employed by any colleges or universities are not eligible for this award.
      6. The nomination must be based in context to the nominee’s contributions within the past 10 years.
      7. Teams are eligible if the following qualifications are met: 1. At least one member of the team is a soil scientist. 2. Where other disciplines are represented, the soil scientist will be a major contributor (50% or more) to the team effort. 3. Only publications where all team members are authors or honors and awards received by the team will be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.
    • Soil Science Research Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
      4. Nominees are to be soil scientists, but membership in SSSA is not a requirement.
      5. Teams are eligible if the following qualifications are met: 1. At least one member of the team is a soil scientist. 2. Where other disciplines are represented, the soil scientist will be a major contributor (50% or more) to the team effort. 3. Only publications where all team members are authors or honors and awards received by the team will be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.
    • SSSA Early Career Professional Award

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Teams are not eligible to be nominated.
      3. Nominees must have completed their terminal degree within seven years of the award date.
      4. Nominees are required to be SSSA members.
      5. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
    • SSSA Honorary Membership

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      1. Honorary Membership is limited to nonmembers of the Society to which they are being nominated.
      2. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.

     
  • Fellow

    • SSSA Fellow

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Nominees are required to be SSSA members, with 10 years active membership. To verify a nominee's member status, access our Member Directory, or contact the Member Services Department, 608-273-8080, membership@soils.org
      4. The nominee will have made outstanding contributions in an area of specialization whether in research, teaching, extension, service, or administration and whether in public, commercial, or private service activities.

     
  • Scholarships & Fellowships

    • Francis and Evelyn Clark Soil Biology Scholarship

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. The nominee will be a graduate student working in the field of soil biology or biochemistry or microbial ecology.
      4. The nominee will have demonstrated scholarship and leadership during his/her graduate studies.
      5. Identification of special financial need will be taken into consideration.
    • Gary "Pete" Peterson Dryland Soil Management Scholarship

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      1. Applicants shall be enrolled in a graduate-level degree program in the Soil Sciences curriculum of an accredited university located in the United States.
      2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee and the SSSA Board of Directors are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      3. Applicants shall be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4 point scale.
      4. Applicants shall exhibit evidence of leadership activities within their school or community.
      5. Applicants shall have future plans related to a career in Soil Science.
      6. Previous awardees are eligible for renewal of the scholarship.
      7. No fees will be charged to applicants for this scholarship.
      8. Current M.S. or Ph.D. students and current undergraduate students accepted for a graduate program pursuing a degree in dryland soil and crop management or closely related field are eligible to apply.
      9. Preference will be given to nominees whose research focuses on practical issues that involve field experiments.
      10. Applicants shall be a citizen of a North American country: the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
    • Golden Opportunity Scholars

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      1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
    • Hubert J. Byrd Sr. Scholarship

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      1. This award allows self-nominations.
      2. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
      3. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
      4. The program is open to undergraduate students with a declared major in soil science or closely related soil science degree program, and who have completed their sophomore or junior years by the end of spring term of the year in which they are submitting a scholarship application.
      5. The program is also open to undergraduate students completing their senior year by the end of spring term of the year in which they are submitting a scholarship application and are pursuing a Masters degree.
      6. Nominees will have earned a 2.5, or above cumulative grade point average (GPA, based upon a 4.0 GPA system) at the time the application is submitted.
      7. Nominees should have strong interests in science and business, and practical applications of their knowledge and skills.
    • Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship

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      1. The candidate must be a student enrolled in a North American (USA, Canada, and Mexico) University. Preference will be given to students enrolled in a land grant university, or other universities or colleges having an equivalent agricultural curriculum.
      2. The student can be a junior or senior in a B.S. program or a M.S. candidate.
      3. This award allows self-nominations.
      4. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.

     

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