Special Award

Nomination Process and Requirements

The procedure for Awards nominations is restricted to electronic submissions, unless stated otherwise, and should be submitted by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package. Most awards require the following:  nomination letter, nominee Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, and three (3) letters of support. A committee or commission has the responsibility to select and submit to the Council the names of individuals nominated for the Society's awards listed. The nominees for most awards remain on the committee's active list for three years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle.  Complete Awards Nomination Procedure

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Special Awards are presented to individuals, teams of individuals, or organizations not appropriately recognized by more specifically defined awards and who have made important contributions to the science or practice of meteorology or related aspects of oceanography or hydrology, or to the Society. Individuals employed at other than the professional level may be considered for special awards. Normally, not more than two Special Awards will be awarded in any given year. Nominations are considered by the Awards Oversight Committee, which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council.