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Bruce Bolt Medal Nomination Process

If you are interested in putting forward a nominee, please review the nomination information below and contact us at cosmos@strongmotion.org

Selection Criteria

In the spirit of Bruce Bolt’s contribution to the science, the chosen recipient must meet all of the following three criteria:

(1) Promotion of strong-motion instrumentation or advancing strong-motion data processing or publicly-available data utilization;
(2) Technical contributions in earthquake engineering or engineering seismology; and
(3) Leadership in the transfer of knowledge into practice or policy that has led to improved seismic safety.

Nomination Material

The nomination letter, which is submitted by a chief nominator, should be no longer than two pages. The nomination letter must address the ways in which the candidate meets all three of the criteria provided below. Along with the signed letter, the nomination package must include either a Curriculum Vitae for the nominee or a substantial summary of the professional history of the candidate including employment, significant publications, honors, activities, and accomplishments relevant to the Bolt Medal criteria. The current contact information for the candidate must also be provided. This nomination must be endorsed by three additional individuals, either by adding their signature to the nominating letter or by providing an additional individual letter of support. Such individual letters should include a personal perspective on the nominee and his/her sustained impact on the field. Each nomination package must also include a signed “nominator disclosure form” signed by the chief nominator. Members of the Selection Committee may not nominate or endorse any candidate.

About the Selection Committee

The Bruce Bolt Award Selection Committee is responsible for selecting one annual recipient of the Bruce Bolt Medal from amongst the submitted nominations, and preparing a written recommendation to the EERI, SSA, and COMOS Board of Directors for endorsement and approval. The committee also helps to advertise and solicit nominations during the nomination period. The committee will consist of 6-voting members. Each organization will appoint two members to the committee.

Timeline

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Approximately May 1 First announcement, nomination form opens text text text text text text text text text
Approximately June 30 Nomination deadline, form closes text text text text text text text text text
Approximately August 31 Bruce Bolt Award Selection Committee submits recommendation for winner to EERI, SSA, and COSMOS text text text text text text text text text
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