Brown-Nichols Science Award - Nomination Information

Candidates for the award must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Conducts significant scientific research in the San Francisco Estuary and watershed.
  2. Makes significant scientific contributions to the development of management strategies or policies.
  3. Facilitates the practice of good science by others through management, mentoring, or collaboration.

The contributions of the candidate for the award must be broadly recognized as important among scientists, agencies and stakeholders. In addition, it is desirable that the candidate be involved in public education and outreach activities.

Nominations will be accepted beginning Spring 2018.

Nomination Package Requirements:

  • Nomination letter
  • Nominator contact information and relationship to Nominee
  • Nominee contact information and Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters in support of the nomination (at least two must be submitted)

Nomination packages should be submitted, as a PDF, via e-mail to Michelle at the e-mail address listed below.

Questions? Contact Michelle Shouse at


2016 Brown-Nichols Science Award recipient, Jeff Mount, with honoree Fred Nichols after receiving his award at the 9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference.