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Katma Award

Name: Katma Award
Bird-specific?: Yes
Website: http://americanornithology.org/content/cos-professional-awards#katma-award
Organization: American Ornithological Society
Award Amount: $2500
Eligible Recipients: Masters Students, Doctoral Students, Postdoctoral , Early Professionals, Established Professionals, Non-Professionals
Purpose: Recognition for Research Project
Location of Research / Travel / Meeting Etc.: North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, South Polar, Atlantic/Arctic Oceans, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean

This award, formerly given by COS, was sponsored by Dr. Robert W. Storer and is intended to encourage the formulation of new ideas that could change the course of thinking about the biology of birds. It is given to the author(s) of scientific research articles, short communications, or commentaries (e.g., editorials, reviews) that offer unconventional ideas or innovative approaches, backed by a well-reasoned argument.
The Katma Award is given only when it is merited, no more than once a year. The award consists of approximately $2500 plus a certificate, and is given at the annual meeting. Katma funds also may be used for activities that are consistent with the award, such as plenary lectures, symposia, and support of publication. A full explanation of the Katma Award was published in 2003, Volume 105(4):843 of The Condor.