Mid-Career Award

The Continental Scientific Drilling (CSD) Division of the Geological Society of America requests nominations (or self-nominations) for its inaugural Mid-Career Award. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2024 by 11:59 pm US Eastern Time.

The CSD Division Mid-Career Award is designed to recognize remarkable contributions made by our mid-career members and encourage their continued success.  The qualifications for a competitive nominee will include:

  • A mid-career scientist within 11-20 years of receiving the terminal degree.
  • Outstanding contributions to earth and environmental science using continental scientific drilling/coring/subsurface sampling, emphasizing breadth and impact of research, student mentoring successes, and demonstrable efforts at inclusion or community building.
  • Active member of the CSD Division.

The Mid-Career Award provides $7500, a commemorative plaque, and registration costs for the GSA Annual Meeting in the year the award is made, such that the award can be delivered in person at the Division’s annual business meeting. The awardee will be invited to make a keynote presentation at the Division’s topical session at the Annual Meeting.

Nominations should include a letter citing the candidate’s qualifications for the award, a copy of the candidate’s CV, and contact information for three references. The CSD Division Awards Committee will evaluate the nominations and make a recommendation to the management board, who are responsible for the final selection. The awardee will be notified by May 31, 2024. Nominees not selected for the 2024 award will be considered for the 2026 award without another nomination. For more information or to submit a nomination, please contact CSD Division Vice Chair Mike McGlue (michael.mcglue@uky.edu).