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Call for nominations for AOU Senior Awards

William Brewster Memorial Award

Nominations are invited for the William Brewster Memorial Award for 2014. This award is given annually to the author or co-authors (not previously so honored) of an exceptional body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere. It is considered co-equal with the Coues Award in recognizing outstanding research. Nominations should include (1) the name, institution, and contact information for the nominee, (2) a written letter that includes a description of the contributions of the nominee to ornithology, and (3) a CV of the nominee. Nominations may be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Rob Fleischer (), by 15 February 2014.

Elliott Coues Award

Nominations are invited for the Elliott Coues Award for 2014. The Elliott Coues Award This award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions to ornithological research. It is considered co-equal with the Brewster Award in recognizing outstanding research. Nominations should include (1) the name, institution, and contact information for the nominee, (2) a written letter that includes a description of the contributions of the nominee to ornithology, and (3) a CV of the nominee.Nominations may be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Rob Fleischer () by 15 February 2014.

Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award

Nominations are invited for the Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award for 2014. The Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding and promising work by a researcher early in his/her career in any field of ornithology. Successful nominees will excel in research and show distinct promise for leadership in ornithology within and beyond North America. They must have received their doctorate within 5 years of being nominated, must not have received the award previously, and must be a member of the AOU at the time of nomination. To nominate a candidate for the Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award, submit one electronic copy of the nomination by 15 February 2014 to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Rob Fleischer (). Nominations should be in the form of a written letter that includes (1) the name, institution, and contact information of the nominee, and (2) a written summary why the nominee should be considered for an award, including statements on his/her scientific accomplishments, the relevance of his/her research to scientific ornithology, and his/her promise as a leader in ornithology. Nominations should also include a CV of the nominee.

Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award

Nominations are invited for the Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award for 201. The Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary scientific contributions to the conservation, restoration, or preservation of birds and/or their habitats by an individual or small team (usually less than 10 people). Contributions from throughout the world and over any time course are eligible. Appropriate activities include:

To nominate a candidate for the Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award, submit an electronic copy of the nomination by 15 February 2014 to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Michael Reed (). Nominations should include (1) the name, institution, and contact information for the nominee(s), (2) a CV of the nominee(s), and (3) a written letter that summarizes why the nominee(s) should be considered for an award, including statements on scientific, educational, and conservation accomplishments, the relevance of his/her science to avian conservation, and his/her leadership in avian conservation, documentation of the conservation implications of the candidate's work, and what birds have benefited from the science.

Marion Jenkinson Service Award

Nominations are invited for the Marion Jenkinson Service Award for 2013. This award is given annually to an individual who has performed continued extensive service to the AOU, including holding elected offices but emphasizing volunteered contributions and committee participation. Nominations should be in the form of a written letter that includes (1) the name and institution of the nominee, and (2) a written description of the contributions of the nominee to the AOU. Submit one electronic copy of the nomination by 15 February 2014 to the AOU Executive ().