The Founder's Award
This research award, in honor of our Founder J. S. Farris, will fund parsimony-based research on systematics by graduate students. Applicants must be already enrolled at a university, and well into their thesis research. The research must be either 1) theoretical/methodological on the basics and fundamentals of parsimony analysis, or 2) high-quality empirical research using parsimony in novel and creative ways.
Up to three awards (together totaling no more than USD 4,000) will be given every funding period (lower budget projects may increase chances of being funded). Recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the annual meeting within two years of funding, whereupon registration fees will be waived and the recipient will be eligible for a Marie Stopes travel award. Submission of the resulting work to Cladistics is expected. Society membership is not required.
The funds may be used for thesis-related fieldwork or museum visits, for equipment, or for other expenses not easily funded by grants for graduate students. Money is not to be spent on bench fees, meetings, nor tuition fees (nor on stipend except in unusual circumstances).
The Willi Hennig Society awards up to three student prizes for presentations at each annual meeting and up to 15 student travel awards. None of these awards must be awarded at any meeting.
Awards will only be conferred if a majority of judges agree that a presentation is worthy of such recognition. All awards are made in cash at the meeting.
The Willi Hennig Award $1000
normally awarded for the best oral presentation by a student at the annual meeting
The Lars Brundin Award $500
normally awarded for the next best oral presentation by a student at the annual meeting
The Don Rosen Award $500
normally awarded for the best poster presentation by a student at the annual meeting,
unless judges agree that no poster is as
worthy of recognition as any of the oral presentations, in which case the Rosen Award may be awarded for a third-best oral
presentation by a student
Marie Stopes Travel Awards
Up to 15 awards not to exceed $500 each will be awarded to students and recent Ph.D. graduates (<1 year post-Ph.D.) presenting either a paper
or poster at the annual meeting. Applications should be submitted
electronically to Dr. Lenka Záveská Drábková (email@example.com) by by May 30, 2013. Complete applications consist of a CV, a travel budget to justify the proposed expenses, and a one-page abstract (not to exceed 500 words) of a paper or poster to be presented at the meeting. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only students and recent Ph.D. graduates are eligible, and the advisor must certify status in a separate email. All registered students (whether Stopes awardees of not) receive a free ticket to the Society's banquet! Awards will be announced as soon as possible.