The first Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences is awarded in 2018 to Francis Albarède, Emeritus Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, for his fundamental applications of geochemistry to earth sciences.
The David Linton Award is given to a geomorphologist who has made a leading contribution to the discipline over a sustained period. The winner is invited to present the Linton Lecture, which is one of the central elements of the AGM.
"Human Frontier Science Program" Research Grants provide 3 years of support for international teams involving at least two countries. Preference is given to intercontinental collaborations. All team members are expected to broaden the character of their research compared to their ongoing research programs and interact with teams bringing expertise that is very different from their own so as to create novel approaches to problems in fundamental biology.