Awards

THE COOPER ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

The Young  Professional Presentation Award (YPA) recognizes early-career ornithological researchers for their outstanding contributions to ornithology. Two awardees will be selected to present (~30 min each) at the Young Professional Award Plenary session held at the AOU/COS 2013 meeting. In addition, the two awardees will receive a cash prize, travel support to the meeting and will be the honorary guest at a reception held by the COS Preseident, officers, and the YPA committee.  Candidates must be COS members and must have either 1) graduated within three years of the annual meeting or 2) at the time of the meeting be in the final phase of graduate studies (last 9 months.) In addition, candidates must be the sole author (or senior author) of the presentation and are expected to be the first author of published papers reporting the research.  Applicants will be notified by 26 April 2013.

The Young Professional Award has a limit of one per person.

To apply for the YPA for the AOU/COS 2013 meeting, submit the following items (as a single pdf attachment) via email to Victoria Dreitz by 31 March 2013.

  1. 2 page C.V. indicating graduation date
  2. A mini-paper of your research following the guidelines of ARTICLES submission outlined in Nature. Body of text (abstract through discussion) should not exceed 1500 words; literature cited, tables, figures, and figure captions are not included in the word count but figures and tables are limited to 4 total (figures plus tables) elements.

STUDENT TRAVEL AND PRESENTATION AWARDS

Students or recent graduates presenting a poster or oral paper at the 2013 AOU/COS meeting may be eligible for a travel or student presentation award. Applications for these are due 3 May 2013. All applicants must also submit a regular scientific abstract through the meeting website by May 3 (oral paper) or May 10 (posters), 2013. Awards are contingent on acceptance of the scientific abstract by the Scientific Program Committee.

Applicants must be:

  1. Sole author or lead author of a poster or oral paper presented by the student at the meeting.
  2. A full-time or recently graduated student. Students graduating the semester prior to the meeting are also eligible for presentation awards. Undergraduate students are also eligible for presentation awards.
  3. A member of the AOU or COS.
  4. For presentation awards, students cannot be presenting in a symposia (though symposia presenters are eligible for travel awards.)
  5. Students are limited to two student travel awards per lifetime from each AOU and COS; students are limited to one presentation awards from each AOU and COS.

To apply, please go to the travel appl link on the Ornithology Exchange Website. If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up for Ornithology Exchange.  You will need to provide:

  1. A C.V. (maximum 1 page)
  2. An expanded abstract. This should be a maximum of 3 pages (including references, tables and figures) using a 12 point font. The expanded abstract should state objectives, methods, major results and scientific significance.
  3. A short email from the academic advisor indicating the student is in good standing.  This should be emailed to  Rebecca Kimball or provided to the Ornithology Exchange website (detailed provided on the site.)

We anticipate making travel award decisions by 2 June 2013.

POSTDOC TRAVEL AWARDS

Post-doctoral fellows presenting a poster or oral paper at the 2013 AOU/COS meeting may be eligible for a travel award. Applications for these are due 3 May 2013. All applicants must also submit a regular scientific abstract through the meeting website by May 3 (oral paper) or May 10 (posters), 2013. Awards are contingent on acceptance of the scientific abstract by the Scientific Program Committee.

Applicants must be:

  1. Sole author or lead author of a poster or oral paper presented at the meeting.
  2. A post-doctoral fellow generally not eligible for a student travel awards (e.g. graduated more than a semester prior to the meeting and presenting). Are eligible even if previously received two AOU travel awards.
  3. A member of the AOU.

To apply, please go to the travel appl link on the Ornithology Exchange Website. If you have not already done so, you will need to sign up for Ornithology Exchange.  You will need to provide:

  1. A C.V. (maximum 1 page)
  2. An expanded abstract. This should be a maximum of 3 pages (including references, tables and figures) using a 12 point font. The expanded abstract should state objectives, methods, major results and scientific significance.
  3. A short paragraph explaining the financial need for the travel award, the professional benefit of attending the AOU/COS meeting, and what type of contributions the applicant has made or is making to AOU (e.g. serving on committees, moderatins sessions, planning events.) No recommendation letter is needed.

We anticipate making travel award decisions by 2 June 2013.