Soil Science Research Award


 

This award is presented to recognize outstanding research contributions in soil science. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony, and $1,000.

Evaluation:

  1. Demonstration of unusual research creativity
  2. Excellence in reasoning ability and/or technical skill
  3. Originality and significance of research to basic soil science

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 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. 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.

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. Current Position Title
  2. Degrees Received
  3. Contributions - Teaching
    List teaching contributions. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  4. Service and Extension-type Contributions
    List service and extension-type contributions (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  5. Membership
    List membership in professional, honorary, and academic societies. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  6. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  7. Contributions and Service to the Profession
    Describe the nominee's professional contributions (other than publications) and service to the profession on which the nomination is based and specific to the Soil Science Research Award. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  8. Service to the Society
    List service to the Society. Include national, regional, and state activities, i.e., appointed positions, elected position, other service. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  9. 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. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  10. 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: 3000)