The Nier Prize recognizes outstanding research in meteoritics and closely allied fields by young scientists. The recipient will be a scientist who has not reached age 35 at the end of the year in which he or she is selected, or whose doctorate was awarded no more than seven years before the year of selection. The award was established in 1995 to honor the memory of Alfred O. C. Nier, and is supported by an endowment given by Mrs. Ardis H. Nier.

Members are strongly urged to nominate candidates for the Nier Prize. Yearly nomination deadline: February 15. The procedures for nominations may be found in the Leonard Medal Committee bylaws and rules.

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