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AOS Student Presentation Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 AO7 Student Presentation Awards!

Each year, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) confers several prestigious awards to students (primarily undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present an outstanding poster or oral paper at the society's annual meeting. The awards consist of a certificate and a $500 honorarium.

Deadline for 2018 cycle applications is January 10, 2018. 

Application deadlines and procedures for the Student Presentation Award competition are the same as for Student Travel Awards competition.  All applicants must submit a regular scientific abstract through the registration process in the OSNA MemberShip Portal.  Registration for the 2018 annual meeting opens 1 December 2017; the final due date for applications is 10 January 2018.

For questions regarding Student Presentation Awards, contact the Committee Chair, Morgan Tingley, via Please designate the subject line as the following: "AOS Presentation Awards - Inquiry Regarding ____"

The AOS Awards committees strive to develop a balanced annual slate of nominees that represent the Society and includes the diversity of its members.



The AOS student presentation awards:

  • Nellie Johnson Baroody Award
  • Robert B. Berry Student Award
  • Mark E. Hauber Award
  • A. Brazier Howell Award
  • Frances F. Roberts Award
  • AOS Council Awards

The Baroody, Howell, Roberts, and Council awards are given for the best presentation on any topic in ornithology. The Berry award is given for the best oral presentation on a topic pertaining to avian conservation. The Hauber award is given for the best oral presentation on avian behavior.


To be eligible, students must be:

  • A member of AOS. Students who are not members currently are encouraged to join!
  • Sole presenting author of a poster or oral paper presentation. Students giving 15-minute talks as part of a symposium are eligible, but those giving longer talks in a symposium are not eligible.
  • A full-time or recently graduated student (including undergraduates). Students graduating the semester prior to the meeting are eligible for presentation awards.

Awards are based on the quality of research and presentation. Preference is given to students in the final phases of completing their research, as opposed to those presenting preliminary findings. Students must apply to be eligible for a presentation award, and can apply for both a presentation award and a travel award in the same year. Students may receive only one presentation award from AOS per lifetime. All applicants must submit a regular scientific abstract through the meeting website.




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