ICIS Merit Awards

ICIS is pleased to announce Merit awards offered for ICIS members.  Please note the various closing dates for each.

Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award

Awarded to an early career scientist who has established a significant, independent record of scholarly work and, through it, advanced the scientific understanding of human infancy.

Eligibility:

  • Nominees must be ICIS members in good standing who received their doctorates at least four, but no more than eight, years prior to July 1st of the current conference year.
  • Nominators must be regular (non-student) members of ICIS in good standing. Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The nominee is expected to have established a significant and independent record of publications (including in-press articles) that have advanced the understanding of human infancy.
  • The nominating materials must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a letter of nomination documenting the nominee’s research contributions, and reprints of at least two but no more than four of the nominee’s most significant publications. These documents are to be sent as ONE pdf file from the nominator.  Two supporting letters from other scientists must also be sent under separate cover by the deadline date.

Nominators to send required materials directly to the ICIS Secretariat via email with the Email Subject Line: ICIS Distinguished Early Career Award Nomination

Submission deadline: March 28, 2018

 The winner will be notified in late May 2018.

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Awarded to an early career scientist who’s published their dissertation since the last ICIS Congress.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, a nominee’s Ph.D. degree must have been granted between April 2016 and March 2018.
  • Nominators must be regular (non-student) members of ICIS (self-nominations are not accepted).
  • The nominating letter must justify the nomination and should be accompanied by the nominee’s CV and the nominee’s synopsis of the dissertation, not exceeding 10 double-spaced pages of text (not counting figures, tables, and references).

Nominators to send required materials directly to the ICIS Secretariat via email with the Email Subject Line: ICIS Outstanding Dissertation Award Nomination

Submission deadline: March 28, 2018 

The winner will be notified in late May 2018.

Outstanding Undergraduate Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Submission award winner is selected on the basis of four criteria with respect to their abstract: the importance of the question, the appropriateness of the methods, the degree to which the conclusions are supported by the results, and the clarity of the writing.

Eligibility: 

  • Undergrad student members in good standing will have their abstract submission judged on the following aspects:
    • the importance of the question;
    • the appropriateness of the methods;
    • the degree to which the conclusions are supported by the results;
    • and the clarity of the writing.

All Undergraduates who indicated their desire to be considered for an Undergraduate Award and who have been accepted to present at ICIS will be considered.  No further application is required.

Infancy Early Career Researcher Award

The Infancy Early Career Research Award is determined by the editorial executive board of the journal Infancy.  The editorial executive board will review the papers between the last Congress (July 2016) and the March-April volume prior to the Congress submitted by students to determine the best paper award.

Please note the submitting author must have been a graduate student at the time of submission in order to be eligible for the award and no formal application is required.

The winner of the Infancy Early Career Researcher Award will be notified in early May 2018.

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