Nominations for the Pieter Schenck Award
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Nominations are essential to ensuring diversity in Schenck Awardees. We heartily encourage all professionals at all levels to actively support their own and their colleagues nomination process.
Eligibility rules follow the ERC guidelines, which state nominees shall have been awarded their PhD ≤ 7 years prior to January 1st of the year of nomination.
Non-winners may be re-nominated two years later, given the PhD ≤ 7 years prior to January 1st of the year of re-nomination.
The award will be attributed at the 31th EAOG International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Montpellier, France in September 2023.
Nominators must include the following documentation:
- Candidate’s CV
- Candidate’s Full list of publications
- Nominator’s written justification (ca. 2000 words) to the Chairman of the Award Committee Letter of support from a second scientist in the field.
The selection will be made by the Pieter Schenck Committee composed of Joseph A. Curiale, Kate Freeman, Kliti Grice, Paul Farrimond, and Heinz Wilkes (Chairman). Nominations can be submitted (as pdf, MS Word, or text files) by email to the Awards Committee chairperson Heinz Wilkes
If you have questions or need assistance understanding the criteria, please reach out to Heinz – he is happy to help you with the process.
About Pieter Schenck and the Award:
The European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG) was formally established in 1983. The members of the first board were Prof. P. A. Schenck, Dr. R. G. Schaefer, Dr. G. W. M. Lijmbach, Dr. P. A. Albrecht, Dr. B. Durand, Dr. J. R. Maxwell and Prof. Dr. D. H. Welte. Soon after Prof. Schenck’s retirement and in recognition of his work as founding member and chairman of the Board of EAOG, the EAOG Board decided to install the “Pieter Schenck Award” to be presented during the International Meetings on Organic Geochemistry (IMOGs) to a talented early career organic geochemist. It was awarded for the first time in 1993 at the 16th IMOG in Stavanger, Norway.
Previous awardees include:
- Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté – 1993
- Mark A. McCaffrey – 1995
- Katherine H. Freeman – 1997
- Stefan Schouten – 1999
- Kliti Grice – 2001
- Richard Pancost – 2005
- Marcel M. Kuypers – 2007
- Helen Talbot – 2009
- Alexei Milkov- 2011
- Johan Weijers – 2013
- Jessica Tierney – 2015
- Thorsten Bauersachs – 2017
- David Naafs – 2019
- Felix Ellings – 2021