Call for Nominations - 2014 Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award
The award is given to a new investigator who has, within the last 2 years, been awarded a Masters or Doctoral degree in the area of Parasitology.
Nominations will close on January 15, 2014.
The award is given to a new investigator who has, within the last two years, been awarded a Masters or Doctoral degree in the area of Parasitology. Selection will be based upon the body of research accomplished during the candidate's graduate studies. This "body of research" will be documented through (a) peer-reviewed journal or book publications directly related to research conducted in pursuit of and contained in the accepted graduate student thesis or dissertation, (b) other peer-reviewed journal publications unrelated to the primary thesis or dissertation work, but derived from research conducted as a graduate student, (c) papers and/or posters presented at scientific meetings as a graduate student, (d) any outside recognition of research excellence which may include, but not restricted to, best student paper awards, dissertation improvement grants, student-initiated research grant support and the like. The achievements under consideration for the New Investigator Award must have occurred during the immediate five years surrounding the awarding of the degree for which the candidate is nominated, e.g., five years before, four years before and one year after, or three years before and two years after.
The award will consist of travel and accommodation expenses, a $2,500 cash award and a plaque to be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Society.
Nominations must be made within two years following awarding of the Masters or Doctoral degree, and the nominee must be a member of ASP at the time the award is made. Required documentation for award consideration should include: (a) Nominating letter by the student's graduate advisor critically evaluating the quality and significance of the student's research. Note: the advisor must be a member of ASP at the time of nomination. (b) Two letters of support from noted authorities outside of the nominee's institution commenting on the significance of the body of research accomplishments. The advisor will submit the name of one evaluator and the second will be chosen by the Awards Committee. (c) The Nominee will provide the following documentation: i) letter providing a self-evaluation of research accomplishments; ii) thesis/dissertation abstract (two page limit); iii) Curriculum vitae; and iv) reprints or copies of all research publications (published or in press).
Please submit nominations to:
Dr. Greg Sandland
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Dept. of Biology
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601