Vol. 61, No. 4 | November 2016

Call for Nominations


The Animal Behavior Society has a series of Career Awards which include the following:

Distinguished Animal Behaviorist - outstanding lifetime achievement in animal behavior
Exemplar Award - major long-term contribution to animal behavior
Outstanding New Investigator - outstanding contribution by a new investigator
Quest Award - outstanding seminal contribution
Exceptional Service Award - sustained service contributions to the Animal Behavior Society
*Penny Bernstein Distinguished Teaching Award- recognizes a sustained record of excellent teaching of animal behavior in the classroom or informal education setting.

All members of the society are encouraged to submit nominations for the above awards. To aid the Selection Committee and to help codify the procedures involved, the following items must be submitted for a nomination:

  • A letter of nomination indicating the award for which the nominee is being proposed which should provide details on the reasons the nominee should be considered for that award.
  • A curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • Additional supporting letters from colleagues solicited by the nominator.

Materials for the Distinguished Animal Behvaiorsist, Exemplar, Outstanding New Investigator, Quest and Exceptional Service Award can be submitted using the online upload system here.

* For the Penny Bernstein Distinguished Teaching Award, submit a one-page letter providing evidence to support the nomination to the chair of the PBDTA sub-committee (Stan Braude, [email protected]). Click here to review award criteria.

The deadline for all career awards nominations is November 30, 2016.


ABS Newsletter

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Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour, manuscripts and editorial matters: Authors should submit manuscripts online to Elsevier’s Editorial System (http://ees.elsevier.com/anbeh/). For enquiries relating to submissions prior to acceptance, contact the Journal Manager ([email protected]). For enquiries relating to submissions after acceptance, visit Elsevier at http://www.elsevier.com/journals. For other general correspondence, contact Kris Bruner, Managing Editor, Animal Behaviour, Indiana University, 407 N. Park Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408, USA. E-mail: [email protected].
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