Early Career Award 2021

Deadline for receipt of all application materials: Friday 26 February 2021

Award Description:  The CSEE Early Career Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments and promising future research potential in ecology and evolution by scientists early in their career. The selection committee will consider the candidate’s application through the lens of CSEE’s Diversity and Inclusivity Statement. Awards will be given to two candidates each year.  They consist of a 10-year membership to CSEE/SCEE, $500 cash award, up to $1000 allowance to cover expenses associated with attending the 2021 CSEE meeting in August 2021, and an invitation to give a keynote lecture at the annual meeting.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be active researchers in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology who received their doctorate within five years of the application deadline, not including time taken for parental leave (i.e., one year of parental leave extends the eligibility period to six years post-Ph.D.).  Candidates need to be Canadian citizens, or landed immigrants, or have completed their PhD at a Canadian University, or be currently working at a Canadian University. Candidates must support the goals of the CSEE Diversity and Inclusivity Statement.

Application/Nomination Procedures:  Candidates may apply directly or may be nominated.  Established researchers are encouraged to nominate outstanding young scientists.  Applications must contain all of the following supporting materials in the stated order: (1) a completed Applicant Information Form, including names and email addresses of 3 referees (indicate the nominating scientist where applicable) who will provide supporting letters, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a summary of research accomplishments (maximum 2 pages), (4) a 2-page statement of research plans for the next 5 years, (5) three recent publications (a list is sufficient; attachments not required).
The three letters of reference must be sent separately from the candidate’s nomination package.  In addition to commenting on the candidate’s accomplishments and future research potential, letters of reference must specifically address the candidate’s commitment to CSEE’s Diversity and Inclusivity Statement. All nomination materials and reference letters must be sent as PDFs to either of the co-chairs of the CSEE Awards committee, Julie Sircom (jsircom@grenfell.mun.ca) or Jasmine Janes (jasmine.janes@viu.ca).

Time lines:  The deadline for receipt of all materials including letters of reference is 26 February 2021.  The recipients will be notified of the award in April and they will formally receive their award at the annual meeting.