Nominations should address one or more of the following sections and focus groups, each of which represents a broad range of disciplines that comprise AGU:
Atmospheric and Space Electricity; Atmospheric Sciences; Biogeosciences; Cryosphere Sciences; Earth and Space Science Informatics; Geodesy; Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism; Global Environmental Change; Hydrology; Mineral and Rock Physics; Near Surface Geophysics; Nonlinear Geophysics; Ocean Sciences; Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology; Planetary Sciences; Seismology; Space Physics and Aeronomy; Study of the Earth's Deep Interior; Tectonophysics; Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
• Eligible entries must have been first published between 1 January and 31 December of the year prior to the award year (e.g. must have been first published between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013 to be eligible for the 2014 award)
•Articles published by 31 December of the year two years prior to the award year (e.g. by 31 December 2012 for the 2014 award) but dated 1 January of the year prior to the award year or later (e.g. dated 1 January 2013 or later) may be submitted for the award, if they were not submitted for the previous year’s award (e.g. were not submitted for the 2013 award).
• Eligible entries must have been intended for, and available to, the general public;
• Entries must be in English (or include an English translation).
• A nominee may submit only one entry for the award in a given year.
• If each segment of a series was identified at the time of publication as being part of the series, the series is eligible to be judged as one entry. However, no more than three segments of any series may be submitted for judging. (Please note: Whereas coverage of an ongoing activity, such as a scientific society meeting or a natural event, may be regarded as a series for the Perlman Award, such coverage is not regarded as a series for submission for the Sullivan Award.)