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, firstname.lastname@example.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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