Director's Award

Director's Award for Outstanding Research Performance
As part of the annual merit review process, the Associate Directors of the Research Divisions and the Chairman of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to identify and nominate to the Director an individual who has displayed exceptional levels of performance throughout the previous year.
The awardee must display truly exceptional performance in both the following areas: – Research productivity as measured by the significance and impact of research papers published in peer-reviewed journals. – Leadership and community service as measured by participation in National and Observatory research initiatives and activities, and mentoring of students and junior colleagues.
The awardee must be clearly separated from the best of their colleagues in terms of the factors described above.
All members of the Junior and Senior staff of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory are eligible.
This is a $10,000 cash award. The awardee(s) is selected by the Director in consultation with the Associate Directors. The award will not necessarily be given every year. Except in truly exceptional circumstances only one award will be given.



Past Awardees:

Lecture Date: September 7, 2007
Awardee: Richard Seager, Oceanography

Lecture Date: Feb 24, 2003
Awardee: Robert F. Anderson, Geochemistry