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Sorby Medal

At the 19th International Sedimentological Congress in Geneva (2014), the Sorby Medal was awarded to Noel P. James. The citation by Peir K. Pufahl will be published in Sedimentology.

Henry Clifton Sorby The Sorby Medal is the highest award of the International Association of Sedimentologists. It is awarded to scientists of eminent distinction in sedimentology. The Sorby Medal is awarded once every 4 years, at the occasion of the International Sedimentological Congress (ISC).

The IAS Council awards the medal on recommendation of the IAS Bureau who may invite nominations from Members. Proposals documenting the scientific contributions of potential candidates for the Sorby Medal should be sent to the IAS General Secretary.

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Johannes Walther Award

At the 32nd IAS Meeting of Sedimentology in Marrakech (2016), the Johannes Walther Award was awarded to Ana Maria Alonso Zarza.

The Johannes Walther Award is awarded to scientists at any stage in their career who are considered to have made a significant impact in the field of sedimentology. Although not a definite rule or policy, special consideration will be given to scientists in their mid-careers. The award is given once every 2 years.

Johannes Walther The IAS Bureau will invite nominations from IAS members. National correspondents can be encouraged to press for nominations. Nominations require at least one letter - to be sent to the Secretary General - outlining the reasons for nomination from a senior proposer and one support letter from another academic to second the proposal. The nominations may be judged on the following criteria: letters of support, journal publications, 'significant' contributions to the field, diversity of research beyond the PhD, CV - notable other achievements. The IAS Council will assess the nominations and make a recommendation to the IAS Bureau, who will take the final decision. Recipient must be a member of the IAS at the time the award is made.

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Early-Career Scientist Award

At the 32nd IAS Meeting of Sedimentology in Marrakech (2016), the Early-Career Scientist Award was awarded to Marcello Natalicchio.

The Early-Career Scientist Award is awarded to recognize contributions and potential of outstanding early-career scientists working in any area of sedimentology. Candidates should not have obtained their PhD more than 7 years before the date of the award ceremony. The award is given once every 2 years.

The IAS Bureau will invite nominations from IAS members. National correspondents can be encouraged to press for nominations. Nominations require at least one letter - to be sent to the Secretary General - outlining the reasons for nomination from a senior proposer and one support letter from another academic to second the proposal. The nominations may be judged on the following criteria: letters of support, journal publications, 'significant' contributions to the field, diversity of research beyond the PhD, CV - notable other achievements. The IAS Council will assess the nominations and make a recommendation to the IAS Bureau, who will take the final decision. Recipient must be a member of the IAS at the time the award is made.

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Honorary Member

At the 19th International Sedimentological Congress in Geneva (2014), Judith A. McKenzie was awarded an Honorary Membership of the International Association of Sedimentologists. The citation by Peter K. Swart will be published in Sedimentology.

Honorary Membership of the International Association of Sedimentologists can be awarded to distinguished sedimentologists who have played an important role in the affairs of the Association. Honorary Membership is awarded once every 4 years, at the occasion of the International Sedimentological Congress.

Richard W. Faas Research Prize

Richard Faas

The Dr. Richard Faas Research Prize is awarded to recognize outstanding work in the field of marine sedimentology and particularly research dealing with fine-grained marine and estuarine sediments. PhD and post-doctoral students can be nominated. Candidates should have obtained their PhD not more than 5 years before the date of the award ceremony, i.e. the annual meeting of the IAS. The award is given once every 2 years.

The IAS Bureau invites nominations from members. National correspondents are encouraged to press for nominations. Nominations require at least one letter (1-2 pages) to be sent to the Secretary General – outlining the reasons for nomination from a senior proposer and one support letter (1 page) from another academic to second the proposal. The nominations may be judged on the following criteria: letters of support, journal publications, 'significant' contributions to the field, diversity of research beyond the PhD, CV - notable other achievements. The Dr. Richard Faas Research Prize committee will assess the nominations and make a recommendation to the IAS Bureau, which will make the final decision.

Download the nomination guidelines.