Aki Award

Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award
Established in 2008, the Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award recognizes the scientific accomplishments of young scientists in the field of seismology.  The award is for recent graduates with a Ph.D. degree awarded in the three year period prior to 1 January of the year of the award presentation*.

Aki Award Recipients

2017 Nominations

Nominees for this award in 2017 should have obtained their Ph.D. in 2014-2016*.  Nominees should also be a member of AGU with a primary affiliation in the Seismology Section.   The evaluation of the candidates will be based on the quality of papers arising from Ph.D. thesis work, or work done shortly after the Ph.D.

*Parental Leave: If provided by the nominee’s institution and taken by the nominee during this three-year period, parental leave can extend the eligibility period.

Please submit nominations by 15 April 2017 through the section awards nomination form on the main AGU website.

Nominations should include:

  • A nomination letter;
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of published or in-press manuscripts that illustrate the candidate’s quality of work; and
  • Up to three letters of recommendation.

The nomination and supporting letters should describe the substance and quality of the nominee’s research accomplishments.

2017 Aki Award Committee: Donna Shillington (chair), German Prieto, Andreas Fichtner, Eliza Richardson, Victor Tsai, Vera Schulte-Pelkum.

The Aki  Award will be presented at the AGU Fall Meeting just prior to the Gutenberg Lecture.