CGU Best Student Paper Awards

CGU offers five awards to recognize outstanding performance in scientific research and presentation by students. Awards are presented at the award ceremony of each CGU annual meeting (when scheduling allows). Award winners and their supervisors are also listed on CGU web and social media channels.

*Winners consent to being published on CGU social media channels.

For any of the awards, the student must be the first author and presenter, and the abstract must be identified to the CGU session convenor as a student paper.

Union Level Awards

There is one Union level student award, i.e., the CGU Best Student Paper Award (the competition is open to CGU student members from any section giving an oral presentation at the CGU annual meeting).

To participate, submit a maximum 5 page paper (including figures and references) to Geneviève Ali (genevieve.ali@mcgill.ca). The submission deadline is typically April 17th of any given year, although this date is subject to change based on the exact timing of the CGU annual meeting each year. In years the competition is offered, an official call for application will be sent by email to CGU members, with a revised submission deadline if appropriate. A maximum of five papers will be pre-selected by the judges, and the associated oral presentations will be assessed at the annual meeting. The winner of the CGU Best Student Paper Award receives a $500 prize.

The submission deadline for the 2024 competition is May 6, 2024.

See here for a sample CGU Best Student Paper format.


Section Level Awards

BIOGEOSCIENCES SECTION AWARD

To apply for the $500 Biogeosciences Best Student Paper Award, submit your conference abstract as well as a pdf of your poster or slide deck to Nora Casson before April 1st of any given year.  

GEODESY SECTION AWARD

To apply for the $500 Best Student Paper in Geodesy Award, submit a 3 page extended abstract to Joe Henton and Robert Kingdon before April 1st of any given year. Eligibility information and an example of the extended abstract format is available here .

HYDROLOGY SECTION AWARDS

There are two awards for hydrology students:

1. D.M. Gray Award for Best Student Paper in Hydrology: Eligibility and submission criteria are available here . Submit a 5 page paper by April 1st of any given year to this link.

2. Campbell Scientific Award for Best Student Poster in Hydrology: Eligibility and submission criteria are available here . Submit a 3 page extended abstract by April 1st prior of any given year to this link.

Students may apply for both the D.M. Gray Best Student Paper Award and the Campbell Scientific Best Poster Award, but will not be eligible to win both awards in the same year.

SOLID EARTH SECTION AWARD

No extended abstract is required for the $750 Solid Earth Best Student Paper Award. A committee will judge student contributions at the annual meeting.


Don’t forget to apply!