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AOS Early Professional Awards

The American Ornithological Society offers two annual awards (one of which is awarded to two recipients) to outstanding early career professionals in ornithology. These awards are administered by the Early Professional Awards Committee, which strives to develop a balanced annual slate of nominees that represent the Society the diversity of its members. Candidates may apply for these awards themselves or may be nominated by another member(s) of AOS; the Early Professional Awards Committee may also make its own nominations to the slate of candidates.

Nominations for these awards will be accepted through 14 December 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.

For questions regarding Early Professional Awards, contact committee chair Katie Dugger via info@americanornithology.org. Please use the subject line "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 to 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 of up to $1000. 

In order to be eligible, a nominee must:

  • ● Be a member of AOS.
  • ● Be within/up to the end of their third year post terminal degree (Master's or PhD) or in the final nine months of their graduate studies at the time of the annual meeting. (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 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 of up to $1000. 

In order to be eligible, a nominee must:

  • ● Be a member of the AOS.
  • ● Be an 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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