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Prize to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Outstanding Achievement and Contributions to the Earth Sciences

The Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences


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Funding Source
Northwestern University
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Prize to a USA, Canada, or International individual for outstanding achievement and contributions in the field of earth sciences. The program recognizes an individual for exceptional accomplishments in the field demonstrated by the development of new modes of analysis or new knowledge.

The 2024 recipients of all Nemmers Prizes will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University for at least one week during the 2024-25 academic year. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Candidacy is open to those with careers of outstanding achievement in their discipline as demonstrated by major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis. Individuals of all nationalities and institutional affiliations are eligible.

Current or recent members of the Northwestern University faculty and recipients of the Nobel Prize are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information
- Deadline: December 31, 2023

Recipients are selected every two years.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
The Prize includes payment to the recipient of $300,000.

Term of Contract
The Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences will be awarded during the 2023 - 2024 academic year.

Contact Information
Nominations can be made here:

For questions email:

Northwestern University
Office of the Provost 633 Clark Street
Rebecca Crown Center
Evanston, IL 60208-1101
Phone: 847-491-5117
Fax: 847-467-1630

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