Monday, February 24, 2020

Please submit your nominations for the 2020 GBGM excellence awards (due March 15th)

Dear Geo(micro)biologists,

Every year the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology division selects three exceptional researchers to receive pre-tenure, post-tenure, and distinguished career awards (or equivalent career stage in a non-tenure track position). For details on past awards, see the GBGM website. Since 2018, the division leadership has solicited nominations from our members in order to create a more diverse and inclusive nominee pool, both in terms of academic fields and demographics. We also hope this process allows our members to feel more involved and empowered to nominate the people who have made a difference to them or their (sub)field.

Please use this nomination form (PDF form here, word form here) to identify exceptional researchers who you think should be recognized, along with justification (max. 500 words). Final nominees will be selected by the GBGM division representation committee from amongst this pool, and awarded based the nominee's complete portfolio (i.e., research, mentoring, service, and leadership). Please note that this year you must confirm that the person you are nominating has not breached GSA's Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct nor is under investigation for any action that would be a breach of GSA's Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct.

We are grateful for your participation in this process; we know that your time is valuable, but this is one of the most important things the division does, and we think the community should nominate our awardees. Please submit your nominations to Rowan Martindale <martindale(at)> by March 15th.

We look forward to being overwhelmed with nominations!
Rowan, Vicky, Trinity, David, Simon, Lydia, Brandt, Andrew, Alison, and Amanda
(a.k.a. your Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Representatives)