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 Kohout Early Career Award

Kohout, F.A., 1965, A hypothesis concerning cyclic flow of salt water related to geothermal heating in the Floridan aquifer: New York Academy of Sciences Transactions, ser. 2, v. 28, no. 2, p. 249-271.

The Award

The Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America invites nominations for the Kohout Early Career Award.  This is a new award that was generously endowed by the estate of Francis Kohout, an early pioneer in the study of geothermal salt water convection in carbonate platforms.  The award will be presented to a distinguished early career scientist (35 years of age or younger throughout the year in which the award is to be presented or within 5 years of receiving their highest degree or diploma) for outstanding achievement in contributing to the hydrogeologic profession through original research and service, and for the demonstrated potential for continued excellence throughout their career.  The nominee does not have to be a member of GSA or hold a PhD.  Nominations are encouraged from any subdiscipline in hydrogeology.

How To Nominate

The elements of a nomination package are:

1) At least one letter of nomination with a description of the significant contributions or accomplishments;

2) A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae with complete bibliography; and

3) At least four supporting letters.

If you know of a deserving early career scientist, please consider being a nominator.  It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the application is complete by the deadline.  The application package should be sent to

Submission Deadline

A complete nomination package must be received by February 1.

Click here to query the Kohout Award Data Base. The data base includes year, lecturer, and employer.

Click here to see a list of archived PDFs of published award announcements and recipient responses.

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