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The Werner F Giggenbach Prize for Geochemistry

The Werner F Giggenbach Prize is awarded to a young (< 38 years old) New Zealand-based geochemist, who is the first author of the most outstanding publication in the field of geochemistry for the calendar year preceding the current one. Some information about Werner Giggenbach is included here.

Nomination template link below.

Rules

1. The Werner F Giggenbach prize will be awarded to the young New Zealand-based Geochemist of the year.

2. The prize will be awarded to the first author of the most outstanding publication in the field of Geochemistry for the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is made. The recipient must either be full-time employed or post-doctoral researcher in New Zealand or a full-time student at a New Zealand university at the time of publication.

3. The prize will be awarded at the annual GSNZ Conference.

4. The prize will be recommended by vote of the Geochemical Special Interest Group Committee and ratified by the GSNZ Awards Committee in accordance with the GSNZ rules. At the discretion of the GSNZ Committee a decision might be made not to make an award for a calendar year if no suitable candidates are identified.

5. Nominations will be called for at the same time and in the same manner as the GSNZ awards.

6. The recipient will be 38 years old or less at the time of publication.

7. Should a GSIG committee member be have a conflict of interest related to the nominees for this award they will remove themselves from the decision-making process. Additional committee members can be co-opted to the committee from the GSIG membership by consensus for decisions relating to medal selection should this be required for effective decision-making.

8. The value of the award will be half of the interest earned by the trust fund set aside for the Werner F Giggenbach Award in that calendar year. The other half of the interest will be re-invested in the prize pool to ensure the prize can continue and grow.

9. The prize will be the financial award, a certificate and a medal.

The nomination template is here.
Due date September 1.

Werner Giggenbach Prize recipients

 

Year

Person

2017
Simon Barker (Auckland University)
2016
Joanna Druzbicka
2015
Christian Timm (GNS Science)
2014Shaun Barker (Waikato University)