Award procedures

PROCEDURE FOR THE AASP BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD
(Awarded item is a plaque or certificate)
(To be awarded by the AASP President)

This award is given by the AASP Board of Directors to individuals who have made extensive and long-standing contributions to AASP. It is given infrequently to AASP members for a lifetime of service to AASP. The nomination and decision is made within the board.

PROCEDURE FOR THE AASP MEDAL FOR SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE
(Awarded item is a plaque containing the AASP logo in the form of a medal)
(To be awarded by the Chairman of the Awards Committee)

Nominations for the AASP Medal for Scientific Excellence are submitted to the Chair of the AASP Awards Committee, who then makes recommendations to the AASP President. They are due March 1, in time for consideration at the mid-yearly meeting of the AASP Board of Directors, for presentation at the following annual meeting. This award primarily has been given to persons making fundamental contributions to the development of the science of Palynology.
The Chair of the AASP Awards Committee distributes the nomination packet to the Awards Committee members for consideration.
The packet consists of:
A letter of nomination summarizing reasons for nomination, and listing supporting documentation
Several additional letters of support emphasizing the candidates's qualifications, palynological-research history, role in the development of Palynology, and other "excellence."
The candidates Curriculum Vitae including education, employment, and publications.
A letter of dedication, should the award be made, to appear in the Newsletter, and to be read at the award ceremony at the luncheon of the Annual Meeting.

PROCEDURE FOR THE AASP MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
(Awarded item is a plaque containing the AASP logo in the form of a medal)
(To be awarded by the Chairman of the Awards Committee)

Nominations for the AASP Medal for Excellence in Education are submitted to the Chair of the AASP Awards Committee, who then makes recommendations to the AASP President. They are due March 1, in time for consideration at the mid-yearly meeting of the AASP Board of Directors, for presentation at the following annual meeting. This award is to be given to persons who have been leaders in the field of palynological instruction, who have consistently demonstrated excellence in palynological instruction, and who have trained practicing palynologists.
The Chair of the AASP Awards Committee distributes the nomination packet to the Awards Committee members for consideration.
The packet consists of A letter of nomination summarizing reasons for nomination, and listing supporting documentation.
Letters of support emphasizing the candidate's career in palynological instruction, including classes and seminars offered, numbers of students trained in palynology, students with careers in palynology, and other contributions to palynological education including texts or other educational materials.
A letter of dedication, should the award be made, to appear in the Newsletter, and to be read at the award ceremony at the luncheon of the Annual Meeting.
The criteria evaluated by the committee includes:
Impact of the candidate's career on the science of palynology.
Length of service: number of classes and seminars taught
Number of students instructed: undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students
Palynology textbooks and other educational literature published
Administrative duties at educational institutions

PROCEDURE FOR THE AASP DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
(Awarded item is an engraved plaque)
(To be awarded by the Chairman of the Awards Committee)

Nominations for the AASP Distinguished Service Award are submitted to the Chair of the AASP Awards Committee, who then makes recommendations to the AASP President. They are due March 1, in time for consideration at the mid-yearly meeting of the AASP Board of Directors, for presentation at the following annual meeting. The award primarily has been given to persons who have repeatedly and generously given of their time and resources to the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, and whose efforts have advanced this organization.
The Chair of the AASP Awards Committee distributes the nomination packet to the Awards Committee members for consideration.
The packet consists of:
A letter of nomination summarizing reasons for nomination, and listing supporting documentation
Letters of support emphasizing the candidates's service to and significance to the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
History of AASP service listing dates of offices held, committee membership, committees chaired, AASP publications, and other service
A letter of dedication, should the award be made, to appear in the Newsletter, and to be read at the award ceremony at the luncheon of the Annual Meeting.

PROCEDURE FOR THE AASP HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP
(Awarded item is a certificate signed by the President and Board of Directors)
(To be awarded by the Chairman of the Awards Committee)

Nominations for the AASP Honorary Life Membership are submitted to the Chair of the AASP Awards Committee, who then makes recommendations to the AASP President. They are due March 1, in time for consideration at the mid-yearly meeting of the AASP Board of Directors, for presentation at the following annual meeting. The award primarily has been given to persons making fundamental contributions to the science of Palynology and generous contributions to AASP. These may be persons who are not members of AASP, but should be.
The Chair of the AASP Awards Committee distributes the nomination packet to the Awards Committee members for consideration.
The packet consists of:
A letter of nomination summarizing reasons for nomination, and listing supporting documentation
A letter of dedication, should the award be made, to appear in the Newsletter, and to be read at the award ceremony at the luncheon of the Annual Meeting.