Nominations for the 2025 R. Berner Lecture

Who may submit a nomination?

Anyone may submit a nomination for the R. Berner Lecture except for the members of the R. Berner Award Committee, the EAG Council and the GS Board. They may not nominate a candidate directly but they may actively solicit nominations from others.

Who may be nominated?

The R. Berner Lecture is bestowed to a mid-career scientist shown to have made exceptional contributions to define globally important biogeochemical processes, developed new understanding(s), and significantly advanced this area of research.

To be eligible, nominees should be a mid-career scientist who has received their PhD at least 10 years and no more than 21 years of full time equivalent scientific employ before the Goldschmidt conference at which the lecture is presented; hence, for the 2025 Berner Lecture, the lecturer should have received their PhD between 2004 and 2015 (but see information on career breaks here).
Nominations of underrepresented groups are encouraged.

We are committed to promoting the diversity of our awardees, to recognizing a wide range of different types of exceptional contribution, and we acknowledge the different career paths that lead to the achievement of such contributions.

Any scientist may be nominated except for:

We do not exclude mentors or mentees (e.g., supervisor-student, post-doctoral employer-employee relationship) from making nominations. We also do not exclude collaborators or members of the same institution as writers of nominator or support letters. We do regard such nominations as a potential conflict of interest if the relationship has been in the past 3 years. Consistent with our Conflicts of Interest Policy, such potential conflict of interest should be acknowledged and communicated to the selection committee as part of the nomination, but do not disqualify the individual from participating.

What are the nomination requirements?

A nomination package should consist of:

  • Nominee’s CV (up to 4 pages)
  • List of publications
  • List of recent presentations and link to webpage, if available
  • A recommendation letter from the nominator (up to 2 pages)

Please assemble all the files into one PDF file and upload it below.

Nomination deadline: 10 January 2025

Submit your nomination here