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Wesley Lanyon Award

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http://www.americanornithology.org/content/aos-lanyon-award

The Lanyon Award recognizes the early-career ornithologist who authors the best synthesis/review paper on avian science, to be published as an open-access article in either AOS journal (The Auk or The Condor). It is given in honor Wesley “Bud” Lanyon, who served as the 37th President of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Bud was a steadfast and committed in the field of ornithology and was a respected mentor of many generations of scientists. He was particularly keen to support researchers in the midst of writing their dissertations and those who had recently completed their PhDs. Because they possess a thorough understanding of the current literature, he recognized, they are poised to provide novel insights into classic areas of ornithology and to elucidate emerging fields of study.

The Lanyon Award consists of a $1,000 honorarium to the winner plus a $1,000 travel stipend and gratis registration to attend the AOS annual conference, where the winner will organize a symposium on their winning review topic.

Application Process & Eligibility Details

Eligible applicants include doctoral students or early professionals within or up to the end of their third year post-PhD.

Proposed papers should fit the journals’ mission and scope and be novel contributions that advance ornithology, not simply a review of a body of literature. The prize will be awarded to the individual who proposed the winning paper and led the writing. Proposals with multiple authors must include a statement that the first author conceived of the study and did the majority of research and writing.

Interested applicants must first submit an abstract of their proposed paper (details below). The journal Editors-in-Chief together and the four Deputy Editors will review the submitted abstracts, and up to 6 entrants per year will be invited to submit full manuscripts to the appropriate journal within three months.

The EICs and Deputy Editors will select a winner from the final set of accepted papers. The winner will be notified in advance of the next AOS meeting so that the symposium can be planned. The winner will be announced to the public as soon as the winning paper is selected, and the award conferred at the AOS annual meeting in which the symposium occurs.

Note that the prize will not be awarded in a given year if no submitted papers are deemed suitable for publication.

2019 Call for Abstracts

Instructions for submitting an abstract via the Member Portal will be posted very soon.

Tentative schedule for the inaugural competition:

30 August 2019: Deadline for submitting Abstracts for consideration

Early October 2019: Invitations made to authors for full paper submissions

31 December 2019: Full papers due

March 2020: Selection made, authors notified, winner announced

Summer 2020: Papers published (dependent on editorial schedule of the specific journal; target is to publish before meeting and symposium)

August 2020: Award presented at NAOC 2020 in Puerto Rico

 

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