Student Presentation Awards
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 (SSB). This is SSB's premier award,
and is judged by the quality and creativity of the
research completed over the course of the student's Ph.D.
program. The award consists of $1000, a certificate of
distinction, and a two-year subscription to the journal Systematic
Eligibility: 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 eligible.
Application Procedure: Indicate the Mayr
Award option and submit a 400-word abstract when
you submit your talk title.
Judging: A maximum of 16 submissions
will be chosen for inclusion in the Mayr Award
For more information please visit the SSB
Student Awards web site.
The W.D. Hamilton Award for Outstanding
Student Presentation will be given to a student who
has presented an outstanding talk at the annual meeting.
Applicants will present their papers during regular
sessions of the meeting, appropriate for their topic. The
winner of the award will receive $1,000 and a one year
membership to the Society for the Study of Evolution,
which includes a one year subscription to the journal Evolution.
Up to two Honorable Mentions will each receive a one-year
membership to the Society for the Study of Evolution,
including a subscription to Evolution.
Eligibility: The presenter must currently be enrolled in a graduate program or have received her or his degree within twelve months of the date of the annual meeting, and must be a member of the SSE. Visit the SSE web site to become a member. Talks that are part of invited symposia are ineligible if they are longer than other contributed papers.
Application Procedure: Indicate the Hamilton Award option and submit a 400-word abstract when you submit your talk title.
Judging: Presentations will be judged by a committee of SSE members. The committee will select talks for consideration based on abstract quality, and notify selected finalists several weeks in advance of the meetings. The best abstracts will be clearly written, providing relevant background, justification, methods, results, and implications.
For more information please visit the SSE Student Awards web site.
Ruth Patrick Student Poster Award was established
in 2012 to recognize a student who has presented an
outstanding poster at the annual meeting of the American
Society of Naturalists. Ruth Patrick is a renowned
limnologist, past president of the American Society of
Naturalists (1975), and Lifetime Honorary Member of the
ASN. The winner of the award receives $1,000 and a one
year membership to the ASN, which includes a one year
subscription to the American Naturalist.
The senior author and presenter of the poster must
be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at
the time of the annual meeting or have received her or
his degree within twelve months and must be a member of
Visit the ASN web site to become a member.
Procedure: Indicate the Ruth
Patrick Poster Award option during poster
title submission to be considered for the award.
Abstracts are not required for this award.
Judging: Eligible posters will be
judged by a committee of ASN members.
For more information please visit the ASN Student Awards web site.
Student Travel Awards
Student Travel Awards from the ASN
Travel Awards from the SSE (for
eligibility see below*)
These stipends are for students and young scientists to
attend the SSE meeting
in Snow Bird, Utah in June and the ESEB Congress in
Lisbon in August 2013. The stipend will contribute to
covering travel, living expenses and congress registration
fees. The stipend will be paid out as a reimbursement
after the congress, based on specification of the
- Applicants must be SSE members (for becoming a member of SSE.
- Applications can be submitted by scientists at various stages of their professional career (e.g., Masters and PhD students, postdocs, and lecturers).
- Scientists working in a country with high GDP are not eligible (for the list of excluded countries see below*).
- Scientists who received an SSE travel stipend in the last five years are not eligible.
- Applicants must submit to present either an oral communication or a poster to be eligible for the stipend. This will be verified before the reimbursement, but no proof that a poster or talk is accepted is necessary at the application stage.
The application should be no more than 2 pages long and include:
- Name of the applicant;
- Budget, including sources of additional support.
- An explanation of how attendance to the meeting will further the attendant’s professional goals.
- Copy of a recent CV.
- Please submit the application as a single PDF-file.
Deadline: March 1st 2013, 24:00 GMT.
For more information please visit the SSE-IC Travel Award Announcement.
*Excluded Countries: Members professionally based in the following countries are not eligible for the travel stipend: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland , United Kingdom, and United States of America.