Dear Mineralogical Community (and apologies for cross posting),
With the inaugural award presented in 2020, the Barrow Award is given annually by the Metamorphic Studies Group (MSG) of the Geological Society of London to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of metamorphic geology and petrology, relative to career length at the time of nomination.
MSG is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Barrow Award!
The award is open to a scientist at any stage of their career (early–mid or late). In addition to our 2023 winner Prof. Frank Spear (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), previous winners comprise Prof. Katy Evans (Curtin University, 2022), Prof. Roger Powell (University of Melbourne, 2021), and Prof. Clare Warren (Open University, 2020).
For 2024, we are particularly interested in soliciting nominations for researchers in the early- and mid-stage of their careers (within 10 years, and between 10 and 20 years after award of PhD, respectively). Nominees will have, relative to their career stage, fundamentally shaped metamorphic research, performed substantial service to the community, and/or have been exemplary in their mentorship of new generations of students and researchers. Nominees do not need to be a member of the Mineralogical Society, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, or a national of Great Britain and Ireland. Career breaks and other extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The particulars of the nomination procedure can be found here: https://metamorphicstudiesgroup.wordpress.com/barrow-award/
Nominations will remain on the table for three years, and updated nomination materials may be provided in such cases, if the original nominators wish to provide them. Nominations for the 2024 medal should be sent directly to the Chair of the Metamorphic Studies Group by the 31st October 2023. The nominations will be considered by the MSG Committee and judging completed by a diverse set of independent researchers within the community.
The winner will be invited to give a keynote presentation at the 2024 MSG Research in Progress (RiP) Meeting. This will be held as a hybrid-format meeting in Bristol (UK) on the 27th and 28th of March 2024.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions about the award, the nomination procedure, or the judging procedure. Please also get in touch if you plan to compile a nomination package for a colleague.
All the best,
Freya (on behalf of the MSG Committee)
Dr Freya R. George, she/her
Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol