Jul 6, 2021 | News

Nominations were sought for all Division and Commission positions (2022-2026), except Division vice-chairs. IUSS Full Members (national soil science societies who paid the membership fees) were encouraged to participate in this call to seek and nominate candidates to the Divisional Nominating Committees. More than 112 nominations were received from 26 countries and discussed in the Divisional Nominating Committees. The Electoral Committee ensured a broad geographical representation of candidates and is finalising the ballots and collection of biographies. Mid of July the ballots and guidelines for the voting procedure will be sent to the IUSS Full members who are requested to carry out national elections from September until December 2021.


At each World Congress of Soil Science, IUSS presents three awards to recognize outstanding contributions in basic and applied research and to an early-career scientist:

  • IUSS Dokuchaev Award for basic research in soil science
  • IUSS Von Liebig Award for applied research in soil science
  • IUSS Jeju Award for an early-career scientist’s contributions to the IUSS mission

Eligible nominees and nominators must be members of the IUSS. Each award consists of a medal, plaque or equivalent, a certificate, a US$ 1000 honorarium, and financial support to attend the award presentation ceremony at the World Congress of Soil Science. Nomination procedures are on the IUSS Website. Award nominations are due one year before the beginning of the next WCSS, which is scheduled to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, on 31 July 2022 and therefore nominations are due 31 July 2021. Nominators who have submitted previous nominations are encouraged to submit the nomination again. For further information, please contact Tom Sauer (, Chair of the IUSS Committee on Awards and Prizes.


The Dan H. Yaalon Young Scientist Medal, an award by the IUSS Division 1: Soils in Space and Time and Commission 4.5: History, Philosophy and Sociology of Soil Science, is awarded every four years at the World Congress of Soil Science. Criteria for nominees and the nomination procedure can be found on the IUSS website. The deadline date is 1 November 2021 with nominees notified on 1 February 2022.


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