The award is open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and researchers in any department, laboratory or center at MIT. The criterion for selection will be a specific scientific work, evidenced by a publication, thesis or class project, that has made an important contribution to the scientific understanding of trends, phenomena, principles, and/or impact of natural or man-made phenomena on the long term evolution and health of the habitat and environment of Earth. The $38,000 award shall be given as research support, graduate student tuition and/or stipend, undergraduate research stipend, support to present the work at a scientific meeting, and/or support for other educational purposes.
Nominations should consist of a copy of the paper, thesis or project and a cover letter that briefly (maximum 500 words) summarizes the importance of the work. Nominations should be sent to:
Selection Committee, MIT Global Habitat Longevity Award, 54-918, or e-mailed to Jacqui Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Application deadline is Friday, May 21, 2010.