The AOS Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award recognizes outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in their career in any field of ornithology. It consists of a certificate, $1,500 honorarium, and gratis registration to attend the annual meeting (August 9, 2021). Awardees are also invited to give a plenary at the annual meeting.
The Ned K. Johnson Early Investigator Award is funded through a gift to the AOS endowment honoring Ned K. Johnson, a lifelong supporter and former AOU President (1996-1998).
Candidates may apply for the award themselves, be nominated by another member(s) of AOS, or be added to the slate of candidates by the Early Professional Awards Committee, which selects the annual awardees. The successful nominee will excel in research and show distinct promise for leadership in ornithology within and beyond North America. In addition, they must:
Be a current member of AOS.
Have received their doctorate degree within seven years of the annual meeting (9 August 2021). (An extra year of eligibility may be granted for parental leave.)
Have not received the award previously.
Submit a Nomination for the Johnson Award
Nominations for the Johnson Award are open. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2021, 11:59 p.m. (EST)
Edited by Melanie Colón