Nominations for the Cooper and Johnson awards are open through 13 December 2019.

The American Ornithological Society offers two annual awards (one of which is awarded to two recipients) to outstanding early-career professionals in ornithology. These awards are administered by the Early Professional Awards Committee, which strives to develop a balanced annual slate of nominees that represents the Society and includes the diversity of its members. Candidates may apply for these awards themselves or may be nominated by another member(s) of AOS; the Early Professional Awards Committee may also make its own nominations to the slate of candidates.

New for 2020, we are also introducing $15,000 Kessel Fellowships to fund research by early-career scientists.

Early-career ornithologists may also be interested in the Wesley Lanyon Award, which recognizes the best review paper in an AOS journal authored by an early-career researcher.

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