1995 Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize

Joe Felsenstein joe at genetics.washington.edu
Wed Oct 26 20:20:20 EST 1994


        The Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize, awarded annually since 1981 by the
Society for the Study of Evolution, is intended to recognize the
accomplishments and future promise of an outstanding young evolutionary
biologist. The prize was established in memory of Professor Dobzhansky by
his friends and colleagues, and reflects his lifelong commitment to fostering
the research careers of young scientists.

         ELIGIBILITY:  The candidate must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree,
awarded no earlier than June 1991 and no later than February 1995.  (Please
note that in 1993 the Council decided to gradually decrease the eligibility
from 5 to 2 years post-Ph.D.: 1996 Prize, 3 years post-Ph.D. (i.e. Ph.D.
in 1993 or after); 1997 Prize, 2 years post-Ph.D. (i.e. Ph.D. in 1995 or
after). There are no other restrictions.

         NOMINATION/APPLICATION: Candidates may be nominated by
someone else, or may apply directly. Established researchers are especially
urged to nominate outstanding young scientists, particularly from groups
underrepresented in previous competitions (e.g., women and non-U.S.
citizens), who might not otherwise apply. Each candidacy must be supported
by the following materials, written by the candidate and sent either
by the nominator or by the candidate: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a summary of 
research accomplishments; (3) a statement of research plans for the next
several years; (4) copies of three recent publications; (5) names and addresses
of three  referees (including the nominating scientist, where applicable)
who have sent supporting letters. Three copies of all materials must
be sent, and none can  be  returned. The deadline for receipt of all materials,
including letters of  reference, is March 1, 1995. All material should be sent
                        Dr. Michael Ryan, SSE Secretary
                        Department of Zoology
                        University of Texas
                        Austin, Texas 78712, USA

         AWARD: In 1995, the Dobzhansky Prize will accompanied by a check
for U.S. $5000.  The recipient  will be notified in mid-May 1995, and the prize
will be officially awarded at the annual meeting of the Society for the
Study of Evolution in Montreal, Canada, July 8-12, 1995. The winner is expected
to attend the meeting.

        The recipient of the 1994 Dobzhansky Prize is Dr. David Haig, who is
currently a Junior Fellow at Harvard University.  Dr. Haig received his Ph.D.
at Macquarie University in Australia, where he applied kin-selection theory
to life-history evolution in plants.  He has also studied recombination and
meiosis, unusual sex-determination mechanisms in insects, and genomic
conflict during mammalian pregnancy.

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