The Cady Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of coal geology. Coal geology refers to the field of knowledge concerning the origin, occurrence, relationships and geologic characteristics of the many varieties of coal and associate rocks, including economic implications .
This award is generally made annually, but may be withheld in any year where there are no recommendations made. Funds for the award are derived from interest from the Gilbert H. Cady Memorial Fund which is administered by the GSA Foundation, which accepts personal and corporate donations. Past Cady award winners are listed below. Nominations are solicited throughout the year, but normally are submitted in the spring (deadline March 1st) to ensure the selection process is completed in time for presentation of the award at the fall GSA Annual Meeting, and the Energy Geology Division Business Meeting. Note, nominees should abide by the GSA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Nominations will be evaluated by the Gilbert H. Cady Award Panel and should include the name, office or title, and affiliation of the nominee; date and place of birth; education, degree(s) and honors and awards; major events in his or her professional career; accomplishments that warrant nomination. Send three copies of the nomination by March 1 to the Cady Award chair, which is the Past (Division) Chair.
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