NMGS Awards and Prizes 2017

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Dear All,

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017, NMGS AWARDS AND PRIZES

The Nigerian Mining & Geosciences Society has established many “Awards and Prizes” which are funded by the corporate, main institutional and corporate members to reward and encourage excellence and distinction in academic and professional practices, inventions and services respectively.

 The Awards Committee of the NMGS, responsible for administering these Awards hereby calls for nominations for the year 2017 Awards which will be made at the 53rd Annual International Conference in Abuja, in March, 2017 in the categories below:

 CATEGORY A: NMGS PRIZES

  1. NMGS/TOTAL PRIZE

The NMGS Total Prize is open to all the oral and poster papers presented at the technical sessions of each annual Conference and is given to the best three presentations. The first prize attracts a one-week, all expenses paid, trip to mining and/or geo-scientific laboratories or sites in France plus a cash prize of N120, 000.00. The second and third positions attract cash awards of N320, 000.00 and N 270,000.00, respectively. 

  1. NMGS/AGIP ENERGY PRIZE

The NMGS/Agip Energy Prize is open to all M.Sc. candidates and is awarded to the best Thesis or Dissertation in the area of Mineral Exploration annually. The prize is worth Forty Thousand Naira (N 40,000.00).

  1. NMGS/NIOMCO PRIZE

The NMGS/NIOMCO Prize is open to candidates having the best MSc or HND dissertation in Mining or Economic Geology from tertiary institutions in the country. The prize is worth N20,000.00.

  1. NMGS/NGSA/OKEZIE PRIZE

The NMGS/N.G.S.A/Okezie Prize, endowed by the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), is in honour of the first Nigerian Director of the NGSA. The Prize is instituted for a published and or unpublished original work in the Earth Sciences, which is adjudged to be a landmark contribution to the development of the profession of mining and geosciences in Nigeria. The prize is open to all Geoscientists/Mining Engineers. The prize is worth N 20,000.00 and a plaque.

  1. NMGS/CHEVRON RESEARCH AWARDS

The Chevron/NMGS Research Awards are aimed to encourage scholarship and professional excellence in the geosciences. The award is for two of the “Best Published Doctorate/Post-Doctorate Research Work in the field of Petroleum Geosciences with significant impact on the oil and gas industry in Nigeria”. It would carry a cash reward of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50, 000.00) for each prize. 

  1. NMGS/PROF. DEBORAH ENILO AJAKAIYE PRIZE

In January 2008, Council of the NMGS created new prizes for the best three papers presented by students during the Annual International Conferences of the Society. The NMGS/ PROF DEBORAH ENILO AJAKAIYE PRIZE was endowed by Prof Deborah Enilo Ajakaiye, a foremost geophysicist and past President of the NMGS in 2009. The Prize is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and it is for oral and poster presenters at the technical sessions of each annual Conference. The prize is aimed at encouraging and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students of mining and geosciences, as emerging scholars, to have opportunity to present and showcase their research findings. An initial grant of Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N 400,000.00) has been provided by the donor which is to be invested; the Prizes are to be serviced from the accrued interests. The First Prize is worth Forty Thousand Naira (N40, 000.00), the Second Prize thirty thousand naira (N30,000) and the Third Prize Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000). 

  1. NMGS/O. OGODAZI PRIZE

Endowed by the family of the late Engr. O. Ogodazi, FNMGS, the Prize is for the best M.Sc. Project in Petroleum Geology/Petroleum engineering. The family provided a capital grant of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000.00) and the Prize will be serviced from the accrued interest. 

  1. NMGS/DR. MARIE STELLA SONUGA PRIZE

The N.M.G.S/Dr Marie Stella Sonuga Prize was endowed under the auspices of the NMGS Grants-In-Aid by Dr Marie Stella Sonuga, FNMGS, Former President of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society in March 2009 for the best graduating female student in Geology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. An initial grant of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000.00) has been provided which is to be invested; the Prize is to be serviced from the accrued interests. 

  1. NMGS/DR MUSLIM IDRIS PRIZE

The NMGS/DR MUSLIM IDRIS PRIZE was endowed by Dr. Muslim Idris of GAP WATER RESOURCES CONSULTANTS (Nig.) Limited for the best paper presenter on Hydrogeology and/or Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) during the Annual NMGS International Conferences and Exhibitions. An initial grant of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N250, 000.00) has been provided which is to be invested; the Prize is to be serviced from the accrued interests. It would carry a cash reward of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50, 000.00). 

10 .NMGS/PROFESSOR CHARLES OFOEGBU PRIZE FOR THE BEST GRADUATING STUDENT IN GEOPHYSICS

The NMGS/PROFESSOR CHARLES OFOEGBU was endowed by Prof Charles Ofoegbu for the best graduating M.Sc student in Geophysics from any Nigerian University as measured by the highest CGPA. An initial grant of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000.00) has been provided which is to be invested; the Prize is to be serviced from the accrued interests. It would carry a cash reward of One Hundred Naira (N100, 000.00).

11.NMGS/PROF. S.C. TEME PRIZE

The NMGS/PROF. S.C. TEME PRIZE was endowed by the 27th President of the NMGS. The award is for Geoscientist of any nationality, for the best paper presented and full paper submitted in the field of Engineering Geology & Geotechnics during the Annual NMGS International Conferences & Exhibitions. The Award is the sum of one hundred thousand naira (N 100,000.00) and a gold medal.

  1. NMGS/Atuekong (Chief) don Obot Etiebiet Foundation for Training and Research in Geosciences

The NMGS/Atuekong (Chief) don Obot Etiebiet Foundation for Training and Research in Geosciences was endowed by Atuekong (Chief) don Obot Etiebiet of Data Sciences Nigeria Limited. It is an annual award of two hundred and fifty thousand naira, (N250, 000. 00) only, in promotion of academic excellence at above Master’s degree level. The award is to be won by any person, adjudged to have produced an outstanding publication of not more than three years to the prevailing date, in area of Petroleum Exploration, Exploitation and Development, and deserving of support for further work. The award is to be funded from the initial endowment of two million five hundred thousand naira (N2, 500, 000. 00) made in 2011 and annual contribution of two hundred thousand naira (N200, 000. 00) from the commencement of the award

  1. NIGERIAN MINING AND GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY: PRESIDENT’S AWARDS 

This Award, sponsored by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), is given by the President of NMGS in recognition of significant contributions to the development of the profession and advancement of the society (NMGS). The Awards cover the following areas:

  1. Young Geoscientists/Miner Award

The winner should not be older than 35 years at the time of the Award. He/She must demonstrate outstanding ability and promise in any area of Mining and Pure Geosciences and/or in the application of Geosciences/Mining. The Award carries a cash prize of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N 15,000.00.) and a Certificate of Merit.

iii. Training Award

This Award is to the Department of Mining/Geosciences adjudged most dynamic in furthering the training of geoscientists and mining in Nigeria. The Award carries a cash prize of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50, 000.00) and a Certificate of Merit. 

iv.The Best Chapter Award

The Best Chapter Award is in recognition of the most dynamic Chapter of the Society in promoting the ideals of the NMGS. The Award comprises a Certificate of Merit. 

v.The Most Active Member of Council Award

The Most Active Council Member Award is in recognition of the most dynamic member of Council who has being able to promote the ideals of the NMGS in the last Council year. The Award comprises a Certificate of Merit.

vi.The Most Active Institutional Member Award

vii. The valuable Institutional Member Award

viii. The Most Active LOC Member Award

Presidential Award for the Most Active Member of the

Local Organizing Committee (LOC) responsible for organizing Annual International Conferences and Exhibitions of NMGS. The Award comprises a Plaque and a Certificate of Merit.

CATEGORY B: NMGS AWARDS

  1. NMGS/DUROTOYE/COMEG AWARD

The NMGS/DUROTOYE/COMEG AWARD was endowed by Council of Nigerian Mining and Geoscientists (COMEG) in honour of Late Prof (Mrs) A.B. Durotoye, the 1st Acting Secretary of COMEG. The award is for a deserving NIGERIAN MINING ENGINEER/GEOSCIENTIST who is COMEG REGISTERED and who has made significant contributions in the field of earth sciences. The Prize is a gold medal. The Awardee will be hosted by COMEG at the NMGS Conference in the year of the award.

  1. NMGS/ Rt. HON. DR. NNAMDI AZIKIWE AWARD

The NMGS/ Rt. HON. DR. NNAMDI AZIKIWE AWARD is in honour of the Late Rt Hon Dr Nnmadi Azikiwe, FNMGS, the 1st patron of the NMGS, is to be awarded to any Nigerian who has consistently promoted and/or supported the study of Earth Science subjects for at least 10 years. This Prize is sponsored by the Council of the NMGS. The award includes a gold medal and a Plaque.

  1. NMGS/DPR/CHIEF M. O. FEYIDE AWARD

The NMGS/DPR/CHIEF M. O. FEYIDE AWARD is in honour of the Late Chief MO Feyide, FNMGS, the first Nigerian Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and founding father of the Department of Petroleum Resources. It is to be awarded to any Nigerian who has made excellent and consistent contribution in the general area of Petroleum Engineering/Geology. The award includes a gold medal and a plaque.

  1. NMGS/PTDF/RILWAN LUKMAN AWARD

The NMGS/PTDF/RILWAN LUKMAN AWARD is sponsored by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) in honour of Alhaji Dr. Rilwan Lukman, a foremost Mining Engineer and Past Secretary-General and President of OPEC. The award is open to any Mining Engineer/Earth Scientist of any nationality who has made significant contributions to Mining and Geosciences Education and the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS). The award is a gold medal and a plaque.

  1. NMGS/AMNI PETROLEUM/PROF. MO OYAWOYE AWARD

The NMGS/AMNI/Oyawoye Award is sponsored by AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Ltd (AMNI) in honour of Prof MO Oyawoye, FNMGS, the first African Professor of Geology and a renowned petrologist. The Award is open to any hard rock geologist of any nationality who has made significant contributions to hard rock geology of the African continent. The award is a gold medal and a plaque.

  1. NMGS/MOSUNMOLU/Dr. E.A. IFATUROTI AWARD

The NMGS/Mosunmolu/Dr EA IFATUROTI Award is sponsored by Mosunmolu Ltd. The award is for any Mining Engineer/Earth Scientist of any nationality who has made consistent and excellent contribution in the general area of Mining and Mineral Resources Development in Africa. The award is a gold medal and a plaque.

  1. NMGS/VERSA-TECH/PO NWASIKE AWARD

The NMGS/VERSA-TECH/PO NWASIKE Award is sponsored by Versa-Tech Nigeria Limited and is open to any leading Mining Engineer or Geoscientist who is an active member of the NMGS and has contributed to promoting the career of young mining engineers and geoscientists and has also distinguished himself in the profession. The Award is a plaque and gold medal.

  1. NMGS/NAPIMS/PROF. R.A. REYMENT AWARD

The NMGS/NAPIMS/PROF RA REYMENT AWARD is named after Prof R.A. Reyment, the first Head, Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, who studied virtually all the sedimentary basins of Nigeria and produced the first coherent synthesis of their biostratigraphy. The award is made for consistent excellent work in the general area of soft rock geology of Nigeria. The Award is a plaque and gold medal.

  1. NMGS/NGSA/J.D. FALCONER GOLD MEDAL AWARD FOR ECONOMIC GEOLOGY

The NMGS/NGSA/ J.D. Falconer Gold Medal Award, endowed by the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), is in honour of the first Director of the NGSA, Dr JD Falconer. The award is for consistent excellent contribution to Economic Geology and Mineral Exploration. The award is open to Miners, Mining Engineers, Geoscientists of any nationality working on Mining and Geological problems in Africa. The Prize is a gold medal. 

10.NMGS/GEOEXPLORATION/Akin GEORGE AWARD

NMGS/GEOEXPLORATION/Akin GEORGE AWARD was endowed by Geoexploration (Nigeria) Limited in honour of its principal Mr Akinola GEORGE, the 26th President of the NMGS. The award is for Geoscientist of any nationality, who has made significant contributions in the field of earth sciences through persistent and consistent practice of the profession in any of the the disciplines of geosciences anywhere in the world. The Prize is a Plaque cast in polished rock/marble and a gold medal. The award is being endowed with the sum of one million naira (N 1,000,000.00) to be fixed in the bank for which the annual accrued interest shall be used to service the award.

11.NMGS/SHELL AWARD

The NMGS/Shell Award is the highest NMGS award. It is sponsored by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The award is for earth scientists of any nationality who have made significant contributions to the field of earth sciences by persistent and consistent, excellent research in either or both of the pure and applied aspects of the earth sciences of the African continent. The Prize is a Plaque cast in polished rock. 

All nominations, under confidential cover and or by email should reach the undersigned not later than 30 November 2016. 

Prof. Aniekan Edet,

Chairman, NMGS Awards,

Department of Geology,

University of Calabar,

Calabar.

E-mail: aniekanedet@yahoo.com, aniekanedet25@gmail.com

Tel: +234-803 6667 216, +234-805 5248 322

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