ISAZ Early Career Scholar Award


Early Career Scholar Award for outstanding scholarly accomplishments in Anthrozoology/Human-Animal Interaction Studies by an ISAZ member who is early in her/his career. The award will be offered in even numbered years, starting in 2016.


The 2018 ISAZ Early Career Scholar nominations will open in late 2017.

Nominees must be current ISAZ members and must be within ten years of having received their terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent). Nominations can be made by any member of the society. Self-nominations are allowed. Each individual may be nominated twice.


Criteria for Early Career Scholar Award
Published scholarly work since achieving the doctoral degree that is judged to have made a particularly significant scholarly contribution to our understanding of human-animal interactions and relationships. Nominations must include


1) A formal letter of nomination by a person (self nomination is acceptable) or organization familiar with the candidate’s work describing the value and importance of the nominee’s scholarship in Anthrozoology.
2) A clear statement confirming the candidate’s willingness to be nominated for the Award.
3) A copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae.
4) Copies of 1-4 publications used to support the nominee’s scholarly contributions to Anthrozoology.


The award consists of a Certificate, an honorarium of $1000, an invitation to give a short research presentation at the conference, and up to $1500 toward registration for, travel to, and lodging at the 2018 ISAZ conference.


The award will be announced and awarded at the ISAZ 2018 Conference in Sydney, Australia.


Applications must be written in English, converted into one pdf, and submitted by e-mail to


Past Recipents:



Dr. Maggie O’Haire

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

West Layfette, Indiana, United States


This award is sponsored by