L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award


 

This award is presented to a soil scientist, agronomist, or crop scientist in recognition of recent (last 5-7 years) distinguished contributions and their demonstrated impact in one or more of the following areas:  (1) Integrating agricultural system models with field research to enhance, extend, and transfer the experimental results; (2) trans-disciplinary (boundaries of disciplines) research to fill knowledge gaps critical to improving system models; (3) syntheses and quantification of the trans-and inter-disciplinary knowledge with new concepts and theories for improving the models, supported by publications;(4) helping field scientists use models, and train and advise graduate students who use models in their field research. Recency of contributions is important. The award is supported by a gift from Dr. Lajpat (Laj) R. Ahuja to the Agronomic Science Foundation and administered by the Soil Science Society of America. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony, and $2,000.

Evaluation - Recent distinguished contributions and their demonstrated impact in one or more of the following:

  1. Contributions in using agricultural system models with field research to enhance, extend, and transfer the experimental results
  2. Trans-disciplinary research to fill critical knowledge gaps in models and help improve them, supported by publications
  3. Synthesis and quantification of the trans- and inter-disciplinary knowledge with new concepts and theories for improving the models, supported by publications
  4. Helping field scientists use models, and train and advise graduate students who use models in their field research

Nominations Opened: Feb 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM CST
Nominations initiated by: Mar 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT
3 Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by: Apr 5, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT


Eligibility

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Nominator

  1. Nominators and nominees are encouraged but not required to be SSSA, ASA or CSSA members.
  2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominator for this award.

Nominee

  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.

Reference

  1. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a reference for this award.

Qualifications

Nominator

  1. Current Position Title

Nominee

  1. Degrees Received
  2. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 2000)
  3. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  4. Membership
    List membership in professional, honorary, and academic societies. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  5. Professional Contributions to Systems Modeling and their Outcomes
    Identify and describe the nominee’s contributions and their outcomes/impacts relevant to the award, including programs, new or improved products, algorithms, or approaches; new or novel applications; success stories; more effective training, user support, and outreach for field experimental scientists; new knowledge, concepts and theories, etc. Areas of contributions recognized by this award are outlined in the Award Description. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  6. Professional Contributions Listing
    Identify and briefly list the nominee's technical and nontechnical publications, patents, and efforts to develop or improve programs, practices, and products. List up to 12 of the most significant professional contributions of the nominee that support the above contributions. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  7. Evaluation
    In this section, summarize the primary achievements and evaluate the nominee's comprehensive skills, competencies, and qualifications for this award. Give the nominees impact in one or more of the evaluation criteria in the award description. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3500)

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