Honors & Awards

A listing of honors and awards conferred by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

 Award  Citation Materials  Candidates Selected by
Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal
Framed citation
Engraved medal
Costs to attend Annual Meeting
Honors Committee
Bruce Bolt Medal
Medal
Joint EERI-COSMOS-SSA Panel
Distinguished Lecture Award
Framed citation
Travel costs for presentation of the lecture at the EERI Annual Meeting and subsequently at appropriate institutions
An honorarium in the amount of $2500 for the presentation of the lecture to a minimum of 5 student chapters, in addition to the initial lecture presented at the EERI Annual Meeting
Costs to attend Annual Meeting
Honors Committee
George W. Housner Medal
Framed citation
Engraved medal
Costs to attend Annual Meeting
Honors Committee
Honorary Membership
Framed citation
Lifetime membership (waiver of membership dues)
Honors Committee
Outstanding Paper Award (Earthquake Spectra)
Framed citation
Honors Committee
Shah Family Innovation Prize
Cash prize
Costs to attend Annual Meeting
Shah Family Innovation Prize Committee
William B. Joyner Lecture Award
Travel costs for presentation of the lecture at the annual meetings of both EERI and the Seismological Society of America
An honorarium in the amount of $1000
Joyner Committee of the Seismological Society of America

 

Nomination Protocol

  1. Nominations for each of the awards shall be requested from the membership via the EERI Newsletter. Nominations for the Outstanding Paper Award also shall be solicited using a check box on the manuscript review form. Nominations for all awards except the Distinguished Lecture Award (DLA) shall be requested in the time interval determined by the Annual Meeting and the third Board Meeting, which usually occurs in August. Nominations for the DLA shall be requested in the time interval between the second annual Board Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Institute. Applications for the Shah Family Prize are due on October 15th.
  2. All nominations shall be submitted in written format to the Executive Director and chair of the Honors Committee with the understanding that if nominees are selected for recommendation to the Board then written citations (~ 1/2 page) will be requested. (Nominations for  the Outstanding Paper Award shall be forwarded to the Editor of Earthquake Spectra.)
  3. Upon receipt of nominations, nominators shall receive a letter of appreciation from the Institute, but nominees shall remain confidential pending formal selection and award of the honor.

Selection Protocol

  1. Candidates for each award shall be reviewed and selected annually by the Honors Committee for recommendation in confidence to the Board of Directors. The Honors Committee shall meet bi-annually, once at the Annual Meeting of the Institute, and once in September or October, following the third annual Board Meeting in August.
  2. Conflict of interest and bias in the selection of Honor awards shall be avoided with the utmost of care. Nominees for any of the awards that are also serving as members of the Board of Directors, the Honors Committee, or the Editorial Board for Spectra, shall be precluded from all deliberations concerning the selection of candidates for the award for which they have been nominated. Should preclusion of a Board Member or Committee Chair be required, Board and Committee activities required to nominate and select candidates for the award shall be chaired by an ad hoc chairperson selected by other members of the Board or committee. All oral and written deliberations concerning selection of the ad hoc chairperson and candidates for the corresponding award shall be kept in the strictest of confidence from award nominees.
  3. See individual page for each award for specific notes on selection process.

Award Protocol

  1. Each EERI honor award shall be announced and presented, if appropriate, at the EERI Annual Meeting.
  2. Each award together with pictures of the recipients and citations shall be announced in the Newsletter.
  3. Recipients for each award shall be notified prior to the Annual Meeting by the President of the Institute.
  4. Citation materials for recipients selected by the Board at their last meeting of the year shall be reviewed immediately by the Executive Director in order that they might be resubmitted to the original authors, if necessary, for improvement in time for printing, framing, engraving (Housner Medal), and presentation at the EERI Annual Meeting.
  5. Recipients of the Distinguished Lecture award, Special Recognition Award, Honorary Membership, and the George W. Housner Medal shall receive free registration and travel for the Annual Meeting. Travel and other expenses of Outstanding Spectra Paper awardees to attend the Annual Meeting to present their papers will not be paid automatically but will be treated on a case-by-case basis.