Vetlesen Prize Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

Deadline: 30 June 2019

The next Vetlesen Prize will be awarded in 2020

The Vetlesen Prize, established in 1959 by The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation, is awarded for scientific achievement that has resulted in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relation to the universe. The prize consists of a medal and a cash award of $250,000.

The prize will be awarded to a single individual, who can reside and work anywhere in the world. The prize is administered by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Nomination packages should include at least two letters that describe the nominee’s contributions to a fuller understanding of the workings of our planet, along with a one-paragraph biographical sketch and the full curriculum vitae of the candidate.


Please submit nomination packages to:
Sean C. Solomon, Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
or via electronic submission to: