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Kingenta Agricultural Science Award

Deadlines:
Award, Fellow, and Scholarship nominations initiated by April 09, 2013
Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by April 17, 2013

The Kingenta Agricultural Science Award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to Chinese agriculture with an emphasis on soil in research, teaching, extension, and policy making, which result in securing better and sustainable food supply, implementing environmentally friendly management practices, and improving farmers’ working conditions and profitability. The award consists of a certificate and $1000 honorarium provided through the Agronomic Science Foundation by the Kingenta Inc. and administered by the American Society of Agronomy.

Eligibility
  1. Nominators are required to be members of ASA.
  2. Nominees are not required to be members of ASA.
  3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  4. Teams are eligible if the following qualifications are met:
    • At least one member of the team is an agronomist.
    • Where other disciplines are represented, the agronomist will be a major contributor (50% or more) to the team effort.
    • Only publications where all team members are authors or honors and awards received by the team will be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.
Evaluation
  1. Creativity and innovation as reflected through the scientist's overall contribution.
  2. Evidence of credibility, integrity, and professionalism.
  3. Influence or impact of the nominee for a more efficient, environmental friendly and sustainable Agriculture in China.
  4. Evidence of the nominee's contributions that result in improved management practices or furthered understanding of agricultural sciences in China.
  5. Educational contributions made either directly or indirectly through mentoring next generation of Chinese agricultural scientists.
  6. In recognition of extraordinary efforts to promote the adoption of agricultural technology in China, nonrefereed types of publications will be recognized.

Nominator Qualifications:

  1. Current Position Title
    (Character Limit: 100)
  2. Membership
    ASA Membership Number (Character Limit: 6)

Nominee Qualifications:

  1. Team Members
    Enter additional team members for team nominations only. (Character Limit: 1000)
  2. Degrees Received
  3. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit: 2000)
  4. Membership
    List membership in professional, honorary, and academic societies. (Character Limit: 1500)
  5. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit: 3000)
  6. Professional Contributions
    Describe the nominee's technical or nontechnical publications, patents, and efforts to develop or improve programs, practices, and products. List up to 12 of the most significant professional contributions of the nominee. (Character Limit: 4500)
  7. Professional Contributions for the Kingenta Agricultural Science Award
    Identify and briefly list the contributions other than publications on which the nomination is based. This award will be made for contributions to Chinese agriculture by (1) educating Chinese agricultural scientists, (2) contributing directly to China agricultural research, (3) promoting applications of new research and technologies in China, (4) influencing Chinese agricultural policies that benefit farmers and the environment, and (5) improving the quality of Chinese agricultural research and technologies (Character Limit: 4500)
  8. Evaluation
    Summarize in this section the primary contributions on which the nomination is based. Give the nominees contributions and their impact in one or more of the evaluation criteria given in the Award Description and criteria sections, clearly and explicitly (Character Limit: 3000)

Add References To Nomination

Provide contact information (name, full mailing address, phone, and email) for three individuals who will submit online reference letters.

Note: Monitor these three letters online under "Nominations" as you will need to log in and submit the completed nomination containing the three reference letters.

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