Eric Grimm Award for Excellence in Open Science and Data Stewardship

The Eric Grimm Award for Excellence in Open Science and Data Stewardship

The Eric Grimm Award recognizes an outstanding early career Quaternary scientist with demonstrated excellence in research and an exemplary commitment to advancing open science by building and stewarding open community resources such as data and software.  This award was established in 2021 in recognition of Dr. Eric Grimm’s lifelong achievements as a scientist, his impact as a mentor to early career scientists, and his steadfast commitment to building and sharing open-community software and data.

Applications:  Eligible applicants may be are current graduate students, or have received their PhDs within ten years of the award date. (Duration from degree may be extended by the number of years taken for parental, caregiving or personal/medical leave.) Membership in AMQUA is not required but candidates should be at a North American institution or demonstrably advancing open science pertaining to North American Quaternary research. Applications and nominations are both welcome, and should include: up-to-date CV (no page limit); a statement (not to exceed two pages) describing research activities and efforts to advance open data and science; and (for self-nominations) name, title/affiliation, email address and phone number of two referees who can speak to the nominee’s scientific achievements and efforts to advance access to open science and data. Award recipient will be announced prior to and will be recognized at the 2024 AMQUA Biennial meeting in August of 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will receive a monetary prize.  Please submit nominations to AMQUA secretary Colin Long at by April 22, 2024.