[Taxacom] SSB Ernst Mayr Awards competition
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Society of Systematic Biology Awards Available
Ernst Mayr Award (Graduate Student Award)
The Ernst Mayr Award is given to the presenter of the outstanding
student talk in the field of systematics at the annual meetings of the
Society of Systematic Biologists. The award consists of $1000 and a set
of available back issues of Systematic Biology.
Who is Eligible. Members of the Society who are students or have
completed their Ph.D. within the last 15 months are eligible. Applicants
may be from any country, but must be members of SSB, and are advised to
join the Society as soon as possible to be considered (to join go to:
http://systbio.org/?q=node/6). Previous Mayr award winners are not
Application Procedure. Applications should be sent to the current SSB
Awards Committee Chair (Sydney Cameron), at ssb-apps at life.illinois.edu.
E-mail submissions are required. In the subject line of the email,
please indicate the SSB award category as "Mayr Award".
Applicants should: Submit a 400-word abstract of their talk to the SSB
Mayr Awards Committee (ssb-apps at life.illinois.edu) by March 15, 2009.
All candidates will be notified of their status no later than March 30,
2009. If selected as a Mayr candidate, during the meeting registration
process (http://evolutionmeetings09.org) enter a note about being a Mayr
candidate in the field concerning participation in a specific session.
The deadline for the meeting submission is the same as for all other
talks, i.e., April 5.
Judging. Based on the submitted abstracts, the Mayr Awards Committee
(appointed by the Awards Chair) will select a maximum of 15 applicants
for inclusion in the Ernst Mayr session at the 2009 Moscow, Idaho
meetings, which will be held at a single venue in a separate session.
Talks will be judged on creativity, quality, excellence of research, and
quality of presentation. Abstracts should clearly indicate methods used,
conclusions, and the relevance to systematics. Presentations focusing on
other areas of biology (ecology, behavior, genetics, populations or
molecular biology, etc.) that lack a strong systematics emphasis are not
eligible. Co-Authors. The paper may be co-authored. It is understood
that the ideas, data and conclusions presented are primarily and
substantially the work of the student presenter, and the intention is
that the student presenter will be senior author on the published
version of the paper.
Notification of Winner. The winner of the award will be announced at the
SSB business meeting in Moscow, again during the banquet or awards
ceremony at the conclusion of the Evolution Meetings, and an
announcement will be published in Systematic Biology.
-- Sydney A. Cameron Assoc. Prof. Department of Entomology and Program
in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology University of Illinois
320 Morrill Hall 505 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 ofc ph.
217-333-2340 lab ph 217-333-2170 cell ph 217 766-5631
scameron at life.illinois.edu www.life.illinois.edu/scameron
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