April 15 Nomination Deadline for Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science

The April 15 nomination deadline for the Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science is fast-approaching.

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to forensic science research, education, and/or practice during the recipient's early professional career.

     Summary of Criteria:

  • The recipient shall be an Associate Member, Member, or Fellow of the AAFS;
  • The recipient shall have been eligible for the status of Associate Member of the Academy no more than ten (10) years prior to their nomination; and,
  • The recipient shall have demonstrated both leadership and outstanding achievement through contributions that have served to advance forensic science and its application to the legal system in a manner that promotes professionalism, integrity, competency, education, research, practice, and collaboration.

     Nominating Procedure and Deadline:

  • Candidates must be nominated by a Fellow of the Academy.
  • Nominations must be submitted to Assistant Director Kimberly Wrasse, kwrasse@aafs.org, no later than April 15.

     Submission Must Include:

  • A letter of nomination detailing the candidate's accomplishments and the reasons she/he is deserving of this Academy-wide recognition;
  • A current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae; and,
  • Any relevant supporting documentation (e.g., a seminal publication; an innovative course syllabus or textbook; or a significant contribution to the AAFS meeting program, such as organizing a workshop or an interdisciplinary panel).

The recipient will receive a plaque, a check for $1,000, and reimbursement to attend the 2024 AAFS Annual Scientific Conference (including registration, coach airfare, lodging while in attendance at the conference not to exceed five nights, and up to $75 per diem per day).


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