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LATE-BREAKING NEWS (NOT INCLUDED IN NEWSLETTER)
SEEKING PUBLICATION NOMINATIONS FOR THE KATMA AWARD.
The Cooper Ornithological Society established the Katma Award in 2003 with the sponsorship of the late Robert W. Storer. It seeks to recognize papers proposing ideas or testing theories that replace current dogma, or settled opinion, that could change the course of thinking about the biology of birds. Papers may also include those that propose a largely untested idea, or those that develop and advance it. The award may be given to research articles, short communications, or commentaries (e.g., editorials, reviews) of any length published in any scientific venue. Papers with one or two authors will be preferred; those with more authors must specify the contribution of each. See Condor 113:474, Condor 105:843 and URL: http://www.cooper.org/awards_and_grants/awards_and_grants.htm for additional information about the award. To submit a nomination, send an email with a pdf of the paper or series of papers, and a 1-2 page letter describing how the nomination fits the qualifications outlined above to the Katma Awards Committee Chair, STEVE BEISSINGER (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org), by 1 December 2012.
JOSEPH GRINNELL STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
This award supports beginning research efforts of Ph.D. graduate students in their first or second year of enrollment. One award of $2500 awards will be designated, in the memory of Joseph Grinnell, to support basic research in any aspect of avian biology. Projects that deal with conservation issues in avian biology should be directed to the Mewaldt-King Research Awards Committee of the Cooper Ornithological Society. Students may not submit a proposal to both award committees in the same year. View previous years’ Joseph Grinnell Award recipients and titles here.
Eligibility: This award is open to all graduate students that are members of the COS and originally enrolled in a Doctoral program AFTER August 2010.
2013 Proposal Deadline: Proposals must be submitted electronically on or before 1 JANUARY 2013. Students lacking internet access may submit printed copies of their materials via mail (postmarked by 1 January 2013; see mailing address below) and should include a self-addressed envelope to facilitate notification of the committee’s decision. Electronic copies submitted on floppy disks via postal service will NOT be accepted.
Proposal submission: To apply for the award, the student should submit one copy of:
A short research proposal (no longer than 1800 words; see format below),
His/her most current curriculum vitae
A letter of support from his/her major faculty advisor.
It is encouraged that materials be submitted as attachments via email directly to the chair of the committee: SCOTT STOLESON, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, PO Box 267, Irvine, PA 16329 (EM: email@example.com). Acceptable electronic file formats are Word, rich text format, and pdf files. Files in other formats will not be accepted. Files should be named using the student’s last name and first initial (e.g., SmithC_proposal.pdf; SmithC_cv.pdf). Please include “Grinnell Award” in the subject heading of the email. The letter of support should be submitted separately by the applicant’s major faculty advisor. The letter should address the qualifications of the applicant and the importance of the research project. This letter must also state the academic semester or quarter in which the applicant first entered the Ph.D. program. Otherwise the application will not be considered.
Format: 1. Abstract; 2. Introduction, including: (a) objectives with specific hypotheses to be tested (b) summary of any work completed to date (c) relation to present knowledge (d) significance; 3. Proposed methods, analyses, and timetable; 4. Literature cited. The complete proposal abstract and text, including literature cited, may not be longer than 1800 words (approximately 5 pages, double-spaced).
INDEX TO THE OCTOBER 2012 ISSUE:
ORGANIZATION NEWS including:
5th North American Ornithological Conference
Wilson Ornithological Society annual meeting
American Ornithologists’ Union annual meeting
Student Travel Awards to NAOC-V
Call for Nominations for AOU Scientific Awards
Call for Nominations for AOU Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award
Nominations for AOU Officers and Elective Councilors
Nominations for AOU Membership Classes of Fellow and Elective Members
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS including:
The Peregrine Fund Research Library Sale
NEWS FROM THE ORNITHOLOGICAL COUNCIL
Working on BLM Land? Read This!
OC and ASM Team up to Write Animal Welfare Training Modules and Faqs
All Materials Imported from Mexico must Now Be Treated Prior to Import
Scott Stoleson to Join OC Board, Representing AFO
Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds
The Proceedings of the IX NOC-peru
The Mating Lives of Birds
Journal Collections Available: Condor, Wilson Bulletin, Bird Banding and Journal of Field Ornithology
NEWS OF MEMBERS
For questions or comments about your OSNA society membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.