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AOU call for nominations for scientific awards (Brewster, Coues, Johnson)


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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR AOU SCIENTIFIC AWARDS FOR 2014:  Nominations are invited for the following AOU Awards.  Nominations may be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Rob Fleischer (EM: fleischr@si.eduby 15 Feb 2014.


  • WILLIAM BREWSTER MEMORIAL AWARD-The Brewster Award is given for the most meritorious body of work (book, monograph, or series of related papers) on birds of the Western Hemisphere published during the past ten years. Nominations should include (1) the name, institution, and contact information for the nominee, (2) a written letter that includes a description of the contributions of the nominee to ornithology, and (3) a CV of the nominee.
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  • ELLIOTT COUES AWARD-The Elliott Coues Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to ornithological research and involves no limitation with respect to geographic area, sub-discipline(s) of ornithology, or the time course over which the work was done. Nominations should include (1) the name, institution, and contact information for the nominee, (2) a written letter that includes a description of the contributions of the nominee to ornithology, and (3) a CV of the nominee.

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  • NED K. JOHNSON YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD-The Ned K. Johnson Award recognizes outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in his/her career in any field of ornithology. Successful nominees will excel in research and show distinct promise for leadership in ornithology within and beyond North America. They must have received their doctorate within five years of being nominated, must not have received the award previously, and must be a member of the AOU at the time of nomination. Nominations should be in the form of a written letter that includes (1) the name, institution, and contact information of the nominee, and (2) 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.  Nominations should also include a CV of the nominee.

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