Early Professional Awards
The American Ornithological Society offers two annual awards (one of which is awarded to two recipients) to recognize outstanding early-career professionals in ornithology and three annual Kessel Fellowships to fund research by early-career professionals. With the exception of the Kessel Fellowship, which is overseen by an ad hoc committee chaired by Dr. Sabrina Taylor, these awards are administered by the Early Professional Awards Committee; both committees strive to develop a balanced slate of nominees that represents the Society and he diversity of its members.
Candidates for the Nelson and Johnson awards 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.
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.
Questions regarding Early Professional Awards?
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