The Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

The first Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences will be awarded in 2018. A call for nominations for the inaugural prize will be announced in winter quarter, and the the selection process will be overseen by the Office of the Provost in partnership with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Candidacy for the 2018 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences is open to individuals who have made major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis and whose work is of lasting significance within the field.

The 2018 recipient of the new Nemmers Prize will spend a significant amount of time on Northwestern’s campus interacting with faculty and students. These events will be arranged by the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department. The Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences is made possible by a generous gift to Northwestern by the late Erwin Esser Nemmers and the late Frederic Esser Nemmers.

The gift also funds the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition and the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science. All of the prizes are awarded every other year.

Read more about the new prize in the University press release.