ISAZ Early Career Scholar Award

Guidelines for Nominations

 

The ISAZ Early Career Scholar Award recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishments in Anthrozoology/Animal Studies by an ISAZ member who is early in his/her career. It is offered every other year.

 

Nomination/Eligibility: To be eligible for the Award, individuals 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.

 

Nominations must include:

  • 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 nominee’s scholarship in Anthrozoology. The letter must also include a clear statement confirming the candidate’s willingness to be nominated for the Award.
  • A copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of 1-4 publications used to support the scholarly contributions to Anthrozoology by the nominee.

Nominations will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of Board members and ISAZ members, using a forced ranking to select the awardee.

 

Criteria for Early Career Scholar Award:

The award will be based on 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.

 

Judging criteria will focus on the impact nominees have made on the field, comparing nominees to others at similar stages in their careers in the same discipline/position and based on expectations for their position. For example, some candidates may not have teaching responsibilities, while other candidates may not have position expectations for funding. Quality of journals in which articles are published will be considered based on standards for the nominee’s discipline. Specific factors that will be considered, as applicable to the individual’s position, include:

  1. Overall number of publications
  2. Quality of publications including scientific merit (methods, statistics) as well as journal
    quality/impact
  3. Innovation in scholarship
  4. History of funding
  5. Commitment to teaching HAI-related courses
  6. Research-related mentorship
  7. Commitment to service work in support of HAI
  8. Current overall impact on HAI
  9. Likelihood of sustained future impact on the field.

 

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

 

Nomination submission: Applications must be written in English, converted into one pdf, and submitted by e-mail to earlycareer@isaz.net  by 5:00 PM (PST) on January 15, 2018.

 

 


Past Recipients:

 

2016

Dr. Maggie O’Haire

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

West Layfette, Indiana, United States

 

This award is sponsored by

Waltham