SSSA Early Career Award


 

The SSSA Early Career Award recognizes professionals who have made an outstanding contribution in Soil Science within seven years of completing their final degree (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.). The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony, and $1,000.

Evaluation:

  1. Evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  2. Effectiveness in extension and outreach activities
  3. Significance and originality of basic and/or applied research
  4. Achievements in private sector application of soil science
  5. Contributions to the public or professional organizations and institutions

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 are not required to be SSSA 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. Teams are not eligible to be nominated.
  3. Nominees must be within 7 years of their terminal degree as of 31 December in the award year. Note: The system checks the degree entered, if available. Ask the nominee to ensure their Degree is entered at: www.soils.org/account/about-me
  4. Nominees are required to be SSSA members.
  5. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.

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. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  3. Narrative
    Nominator letter to introduce the nominee and rationale for nominating the candidate. (Character Limit, including spaces: 6000)
  4. Teaching Contributions
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Document number of courses taught, advising of undergraduate and graduate students, evaluation of teaching effectiveness, other related teaching activities (document above with number of courses taught, number of students taught and advised, and summary of student and peer evaluations), awards or recognition received, and teaching grants (proposals written and funding received). (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  5. Extension and Service Contributions
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). List and evaluate extension activities, other service activities, awards or recognition received, and extension/outreach grants (proposals written and funding received). (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  6. Research Contributions
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). List and evaluate basic and/or applied research activities, other related research activities, awards or recognition received, and research grants (proposals written and funding received). (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  7. Contributions to Private Sector
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). List and evaluate achievement, other related activities, and awards or recognition received. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  8. Contribution to the Public and Professional Organizations
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Include memberships, positions and accomplishments in professional societies, universities, non governmental organizations, government agencies, and others, e.g., service to the Early Career Member Committee and the Society. List any awards or recognition received in this category. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  9. Professional Publications 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. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)