The nomination period for the 2013 award is now closed. The deadline for the 2014 award will be announced shortly.
ASAB Council recognizes that there are many excellent young researchers in the field of animal behaviour whose work will shape the future of our discipline. The ASAB Outstanding Young Investigator Award is given each year to acknowledge and reward the achievements of such researchers. In 2007 this award was re-named the Chris Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator, in recognition of the late President's support of young scientists. The award takes the form of a research grant of £1000 and the recipient is asked to give a keynote talk about their work at the Easter meeting of ASAB (expenses paid). ASAB Council is calling for nominations for the 2013 ASAB Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator, to be presented at the Easter Conference in Lincoln (3-5th April). Council seeks nominations that reflect the membership at large, and nominations for women are particularly encouraged as they tend to be underrepresented at the nomination stage.
Eligibility: The basis for the award is excellence in research by someone near the beginning of their research career. Recipients must have worked for at least part of their career in the ASAB geographic catchment area. To be eligible, an individual must not be more than 10 years (excluding career breaks) from the start of their PhD work.
Nomination procedure: Members of ASAB are invited to nominate one or more candidates using the form below (please use a separate copy of this form for each person you wish to nominate). The form should be accompanied by a full CV of the nominated candidate, the names of 3 referees and an account written by the nominator of up to 300 words describing the nominee's research. The 3 referees need to be contacted in advance of the deadline since the nomination form and the referees' letters need to be received by the ASAB Secretary by the deadline. We request that the candidate is made aware of their nomination, and that they would be expected to attend the 2013 Easter Conference to receive their award and give a plenary talk about their work. Please remember that this award is made solely for achievement in research. Members are encouraged to submit the nomination form and all supporting documents via email. Nominations will be considered by Council at their Winter Council Meeting in early December, and all nominees will be contacted via email after the meeting. The award will be announced on the website and in the Newsletter.
Nomination forms are available to download here
. Please email the completed form(s), including a full CV, to the ASAB Secretary, Dr Candy Rowe (email@example.com
). Please remember that the referees will also need to submit their letters of support directly to the ASAB Secretary by the same date.