The Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

Northwestern University invites nominations for the Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences, which will be awarded during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Prize includes payment to the recipient of $200,000.


Candidacy is open to those with careers of outstanding achievement in their discipline as demonstrated by major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis. Individuals of all nationalities and institutional affiliations are eligible except current or recent members of the Northwestern University faculty and recipients of the Nobel Prize. The 2022 recipients of all Nemmers Prizes will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University for up to 10 weeks during the 2022-23 academic year. 



December 31, 2021



Nominators should fill out the online nomination form, which includes submission of one nominating letter of no more than 1000 words and the nominee’s cv. The letter should describe the nominee’s professional experience, accomplishments, and qualifications for the award. Nominations from experts in the field are preferred to institutional nominations; self-nominations will not be accepted.



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