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AOS Johnson Award

Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award

Deadline: Application deadline extended to 3 April 2017.  Submit nominations to Matt Johnson.

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The Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in his or her career in any field of ornithology. It consists of a framed certificate, $1000 honorarium, travel stipend to attend the annual meeting, and a private social at the meeting for Young Professional awardees. The Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award is funded through a gift to the AOS endowment honoring Ned K. Johnson, a lifelong supporter and former President (1996-1998) of the AOU.

Candidates are selected from a pool of nominations by the Early Professional Awards Committee. The successful nominees will excel in research and show distinct promise for leadership in ornithology within and beyond North America. In addition, they must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a member of AOS
  • Have received their doctorate within 5 years of their nomination
  • Have not received the award previously

Nominations should be in the form of a written letter that includes:

  • The name, institution, and contact information of the nominee
  • A written summary why the nominee should be considered for an award, including statements on his/her scientific accomplishments, the relevance of his/her research to scientific ornithology, and his/her promise as a leader in ornithology
  • A CV of the nominee

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