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The American Quaternary Association (AmQua) has just released its call for award nominations, including new early- and mid-career awards. Please share this information with your networks and consider applying and submitting nominations. AmQua seeks a broad and diverse pool of nominees. For more information, reach out to the Awards Committee Chair, or Colin Long (AmQua Secretary, to whom applications should be submitted). Deadline March 1. For details see the AmQua website.

Brief descriptions of awards, new awards first:

Award for Leadership In Quaternary Sciences is a NEW mid-career award that recognizes both scientific excellence and exceptional broader impacts. Eligibility: 7-20 yrs after PhD or equiv., based or working in N. America. 

Next Generation Award is a NEW AmQua early-career award to recognize scientists demonstrating committed and creative leadership to advancing inclusion, diversity, and equity. Eligibility: Current graduate students or within 10 yrs of PhD.

Eric Grimm Award for Excellence in Open Science &Data Stewardship is a NEW AmQua early-career award for excellence in research and commitment to advancing open science. Eligibility: Current grads or within 10 yrs of PhD. Honors Eric Grimm and supported by generous donations from Eric's family and friends. 

Distinguished Career Award is an AmQua classic and its highest honor. Recognizes a senior scientist who has contributed significantly and continuously to the advancement of Quaternary science in any area.

Denise Gaudreau Award is an AmQua classic that recognizes an outstanding early career woman-identifying scientist. Eligibility: PhD students within 3yrs of completing degree.

Please keep the highest standards for both excellence and diversity in mind as you consider nominating fellow scientists. AMQUA seeks to honor exceptional scientists who represent the full diversity of our profession. Common and well-documented biases are known to lead to discounting of accomplishments by underrepresented groups, such as people of color and women, which have historically received research-focused society awards in proportions far lower than their representation in scientific fields. AMQUA is determined to do better going forward, and we seek your help in recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of all Quaternary scientists.

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