Fwd; Barrow Award 2021-2022 nominations - now open

Hi everyone,

Here is the mandatory ‘sorry if you get this more than once’ statement. I know this is a tectonics-oriented listserv, but there are plenty of petrologists here who this message will be relevant to.

The Metamorphic Studies Group of the Geological Society of London is soliciting nominations for the 2021–2022 Barrow Award, which is awarded annually to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to metamorphic studies, relative to career length at the time of nomination. Nominees do not have to be Members of the Mineralogical Society, Fellows of the Geological Society of London, or nationals of Great Britain and Ireland. The award is open to a scientist at any stage of their career (early, middle, or late), although preference will be given to (1) early-mid and (2) late career applicants in alternating years. The definitions of career stage are as follows:

  • Early = within 10 years of award of PhD
  • Middle = 10-20 years after award of PhD
  • Late = over 20 years since award of PhD

Previous award winners have comprised Prof. Clare Warren, Open University (mid-career) in 2019–2020 and Prof. Roger Powell, University of Melbourne (late career) in 2020–2021. For the 2021–2022 round, we especially encourage nominations for early or middle career geoscientists.

I’ll link the MSG website here, where particulars of the nomination process can be found: https://metamorphicstudiesgroup.wordpress.com/barrow-award/. The winner is invited to give a keynote presentation at the annual Research in progress meeting of the MSG, which takes place around Easter each year. So, for this upcoming round, we would like to have nominations arrive no later than 31st October 2021 so that judging can be completed in good time.

Please get in touch if you need any more information.


Richard Palin

Associate Professor of Petrology,

Department of Earth Sciences,

University of Oxford,

Oxford, UK

Website: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jesu1061/

Email: richard.palin@earth.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 610512