Early Career Award

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The Early Career Award is presented annually at the Genetics Section meeting during the AFS Annual Meeting and recognizes the contribution of early-career researchers to the field of fisheries genetics.

Eligibility: A nominee must be a full or affiliate member of the AFS Genetics Section and must be within five years of having completed graduate training, including post-doctoral research, and in the initial stages of career development in an academic, agency, NGO, or other conservation setting. There are no restrictions on nominators.

Nomination package: Nominations should provide clear evidence of how the candidate’s research furthers our understanding of fish evolution, ecology, conservation or management. Leadership in integrating genetic research with education or end-user/community outreach is considered strongly.

  1. Cover letter with nominee’s name, professional address, and contact information (please include the same information for the person submitting the nomination)
  2. One-page nomination letter
  3. Curriculum vitae of the nominee
  4. Three reprints of publications or other materials representative of the nominee’s contribution to fisheries genetics

A PDF copy of these guidelines can be found here: 2022 announcement in prep

Nomination due date: 16 July 2021

Send all nomination materials via email to: Committee Chair Craig Stockwell (Craig.Stockwell@ndsu.edu) and carbon copy (CC) Committee Members Emily Lescak (elescak@alaska.edu) and Kerry Reid (kerry.reid@stonybrook.edu).