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AOS Early Professional Awards

The American Ornithological Society offers three awards annually to outstanding early career professionals in ornithology, administered by the Early Professional Awards Committee. Two James G. Cooper Young Professional awards will be given in 2018 along with the Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award. The AOS Awards committees strive to develop a balanced annual slate of nominees that represent the Society and includes the diversity of its members.

Candidates may apply for the award, or may be nominated by another member(s) of the AOS, or the Early Professional Awards Committee may also nominate early professionals to the slate of candidates.

The deadline for submitting applications for these awards is November 20, 2018. 

For questions regarding Early Professional Awards, contact the individual committee chair, Katie Dugger, via info@americanornithology.org. Please designate the subject line as the following: "Early Professional Awards- Inquiry Regarding ____"

 

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James G. Cooper Young Professional Award

Two James G. Cooper Young Professional Awards are given annually that recognize outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in his or her career in any field of ornithology.  The awards each include a $500 honorarium, an invitation to give a plenary at the annual meeting, gratis registration, and a travel stipend to the annual meeting up to $1000. 

Eligibility:

  • ● A member of AOS
  • ● Have finished their post-terminal degree (Masters or PhD) within three years of the annual meeting or, at the time of the meeting, be in the final phase of graduate studies (last nine months) - an extra year of eligibility is granted for parental leave
  • ● Have not received the award previously

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Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award

One Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award is given annually to recognize the outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in her or his career in any field of ornithology.  The award includes a $1000 honorarium, an invitation to give a plenary at the annual meeting, gratis registration, and a travel stipend to the annual meeting up to $1000. 

Eligibility:

  • ● A member of the AOS
  • ● Early professional 4-7 years post doctoral degree - an extra year of eligibility is granted for parental leave
  • ● Have not received the award previously

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