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Kathryn R. Mahaffey Lifetime Achievement Award in Mercury Research - Nomination

The Awardee of the Kathryn R. Mahaffey Lifetime Achievement Award in Mercury Research will be asked to give a plenary lecture at the 10th ICMGP on a topic that appropriately highlights his or her achievements. Following this lecture, the Awardee will be presented with a plaque to commemorate his or her achievements. The conference organizers will provide complimentary registration and reimburse the Awardee for the costs of travel to the conference.

The award will be nomination-based and committee-chosen. Following the receipt of all nominations, a committee consisting of up to four individuals (excluding all nominees and nominators) will be chosen by the Scientific Steering Committee for the conference to review the nominations. The award selectee will be announced at least two months before the conference.

Nominations packages should be e-mailed to the 10th ICMGP Organizing Committee by February 1, 2011. The criterion for nomination, and information that must be included in the nomination package, are listed below.

Criterion for Nomination:

  1. The candidate must be internationally renowned for scientific contributions in mercury research;
  2. The candidate must have mentored new researchers into the mercury research environment;
  3. The candidate must have had a demonstrable impact on mercury research leading to the development of government policy and public outreach;
  4. Up to two individuals can be nominated together in unique situations where those individuals have significantly collaborated on their lifetime achievements. However, institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award;
  5. Self nominations will not be considered;
  6. Nominations will be accepted only in English;
  7. Nominees must be living at the time of nomination;
  8. Individuals or groups submitting or evaluating nominations are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the nomination and selection processes.

Information to be submitted for nomination:

  1. A cover letter highlighting and summarizing the life-long achievements of the nominee, including a clear statement as to why the nominee is deserving of the award. The cover letter is limited to a maximum of 1,000 words.
  2. An annotated Curriculum Vitae of the nominee including:
    1. The nominee’s history of employment;
    2. A list of their peer-reviewed publications;
    3. A list of their other scientific contributions (e.g., conference communications, technical reports, assessment reports, etc.);
    4. Details of mentorship (e.g., in tabular format, list name of individual, type of mentoring [e.g., Ph.D., technician], short title of project, dates of training, and current position of mentee if known);
    5. Their contributions to policy, public outreach and any other significantly related activity, including a synopsis (250 word maximum) of the nominee’s overall impact on policy and public outreach.