The Società Geologica Italiana established the biennial Prize "Quintino Sella for the History of Geosciences" – in honor of Nicoletta Morello and Bruno Accordi. The Prize is intended to recognize and encourage the activity of the young researchers in the field of the History of Geosciences.
The Prize is conferred to the author of the best scientific paper in the field of the History of Geosciences, published on national or international reviews in the two years before the call.
The Prize is conferred by an Evaluation Panel composed of 5 members, all members of the Società Geologica Italiana except the member reported at the point e). The evaluation Panel is composed as follow:
a) the President of the Società Geologica Italiana, or his delegate;
b) the Responsible of the Section of the History of Geosciences of the Società Geologica Italiana;
c) a tenured Professor or Researcher (from University or Public Research Institute) in Geosciences, designated by the Consiglio Direttivo of the Società Geologica Italiana;
d) an expert in History of Science, designated by the Consiglio Direttivo of the Società Geologica Italiana, not participating to the Prize;
e) a member designated by the Fondazione Sella or Banca Sella.
The announcement of the winner usually takes place during the National Congress of the Società Geologica Italiana.
The competition notice is issued by the Società Geologica Italiana during the first Consiglio Direttivo of the year in which the Prize is conferred. The deadline for the submission is April 30th of the year of awarding the Prize. Already awarded scientific papers are not admitted.
The Prize is indivisible.
The application form must be submitted by self-certification, in which the general details must be reported, as well as the candidate's personal and residence data according to the format available on the Società Geologica Italiana website, and must reach the Segreteria of the Società Geologica Italiana by April 30th of the year of awarding the Prize.
The following documents must be attached to the application: the pdf file of the scientific paper presented for the competition (already awarded papers are not admitted), the "curriculum vitae" and the list of any other publications of the candidate.