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EAPS launches Global Habitat Longevity Award

MIT community members encouraged to submit nominations; entries due by May 21

Established recently by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, the MIT Global Habitat Longevity Award — created through the generosity of alumnus Frederick Middleton '71 — is intended to recognize research that enhances the scientific understanding underlying the long-term trends affecting the evolution of the Earth’s environment and its habitat.

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 Questions can be directed to

Application deadline is Friday, May 21, 2010.

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