The Awards and Recognition Committee is soliciting nominations for awards given by ASP. These awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions in primatology. The committee encourages the membership to make nominations of deserving individuals. Completed nomination applications are due by March 31 of the year in which the nominee is to be considered for an award. Please note: nomination procedures and deadlines for the 2023 Kyes Award for Excellence in Outreach are different than for other recognition awards, please see that section at the bottom of the page.
The Distinguished Primatologist Award honors a primatologist who has had an outstanding career and made significant contributions to the field. Nominations must be in writing and must include a vitae and a narrative that describes the nature and extent of the nominee’s contribution to primatology. Nominations must also include at least two letters of support submitted on behalf of the nominee. The recipient is presented a plaque, a $500 honorarium, $1500 toward travel expenses to the following ASP meeting, and an invitation to deliver the Distinguished Primatologist Address (Featured Speaker) at the following year’s meeting of the Society.
This award was originally the Senior Biology and Conservation Award that was given by the Conservation Committee. It became an A&R award at the 1999 meeting and was renamed the Senior Research Award in 2001. This award honors individuals who, because of their dedication to their profession and their productivity, have made significant contributions to research activities supporting or enhancing knowledge relevant to primatology. Such contributions could take place in laboratories, the field, or in zoological gardens. The award is reserved for those who have not received the highest degree offered in their field (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M.) but are deserving of the Society’s recognition for their achievements. Nominations must include a nominating letter and two supporting letters indicating the contributions of the individual, along with a narrative describing the impact on the field. Nominees need not be members of the ASP to be considered. The recipient receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium.
This award is not presented on any regular basis but is given sporadically to deserving individuals who have contributed long-term service to the Society. Nominations should include at least one letter of support in addition to the nomination letter describing the nominee’s contributions. Awardees are given a plaque.
This award was established in 2000 and is given to individuals or to organizations that have made unique and exceptional contributions to primatology. The President of ASP, during his/her term of office, may nominate an individual or organization for the award. If the Awards and Recognition Committee endorses the nomination, it is forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval. Awardees are given a $500 honorarium and a plaque.
This award is not presented on any regular basis but is given sporadically to deserving individuals for exceptional service to the Society on a one-time or short-term basis. Nominations should include at least one letter of support in addition to the nomination letter describing the nominee’s contributions. Awardees are given a plaque.
Originally begun with a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (then called the Young Investigator Award), this award acknowledges exceptional work by beginning scientists. The award is given to someone who is less than seven years past receiving the Ph.D. The work commended must have been carried out independently of the advisor, and be independent of the doctoral work. Nominations must come from outside of the lab or research unit in which the individual works and must include the nominee’s CV. The award includes a plaque and $1500 toward travel/registration expenses to the ASP meeting at which the individual is invited to present a featured talk.
Please send nominations to:
Justin A McNulty, MLAS, CPIA, RLATG
Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee
American Society of Primatologists
PO Box 3010
Edwards, CO 81632-3010
The Kyes Award for Excellence in Outreach is awarded to a deserving ASP member to recognize a long history of excellence in primatology outreach. This outreach is to have been conducted using best practices, creativity, and cultural sensitivity while demonstrating meaningful impact, and may have been performed by an individual or as part of a program through a college, university, primate center, zoo, conservation organization, or other entity. The outreach may have been conducted in the U.S. or in any other country. The Education Committee eponymously gave the inaugural award in 2017 at the 40th ASP conference to Dr. Randall C. Kyes for his outreach programs in eight habitat countries and across the U.S., over a period exceeding 25 years. Dr. Kyes’ programs have been so successful that participants attending as children have returned as instructors after attending university and have become outreach ambassadors themselves.
Who is eligible? Full members of ASP are eligible, including those from range countries who may have complimentary ASP memberships.
Nominators should send the following information via email by February 15, 2023 to the Chairs of the ASP Education Committee email@example.com:
Nominations for the ASP Kyes Award will be evaluated by the Education Committee with final approval of the ASP Board of Directors. This award provides recognition of the winner’s legacy of excellent outreach, a monetary award of $250, and a plaque.