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The Dana Medal is intended to recognize continued outstanding scientific contributions through original research in the mineralogical sciences by an individual in the midst of their career. For the purpose of this award, mineralogical sciences are defined in its broadest sense. Service to mineralogy, teaching, and administrative accomplishment are not to be considered primary merit for the award, and nationality, age of candidate, or place of employment shall not be considered.
Nominations for the award consist of a completed Nomination Checklist, a cover letter from the nominator outlining the candidate's qualifications in light of the criteria for the award, any supplementary materials, such as abbreviated vitae and selected bibliography of 20 titles or less that bear on the award criteria, and supporting letters from at least three (3) but no more than five (5) other individuals that are focused on how the candidate meets the criteria of the award. The Nomination Checklist is available either online as an html, text, pdf, or MicroSoft Word file that you may copy from the screen or download to complete, or by mail from the MSA Business Office, 3635 Concorde Pwky Ste 500, Chantilly, VA USA, telephone: (703) 652-9950, fax: (703) 652-9951, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The completed nomination package must be received by June 1 for consideration by the Committee for the following year's award.
The committee asks that the nominator compile into a single electronic file the nomination, all letters of support, and supplementary materials before submitting then nomiantion to the Committee Chair. This single electronic nomination package makes it easier and less expensive for the committee members, who are increasingly international, to do their work.
Nominations can be carried over to following years if the nomination package is updated by the sponsor. Any nomination not renewed after 2 years will be not considered further.
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