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AWARD 1: Student Award for Excellence in Mycorrhiza Research Publication

Terms of Reference

This award is for research published while the author is/was a student, and published within a maximum of two years since graduation. The nomination can be submitted by the student or another person.

Students do not have to be members of the International Mycorrhiza Society to be eligible for this award.

Nominees may submit only one publication for this award.

Reviews and meta-analyses will be considered but papers with original data will be preferred. The paper must have been published during the 2 years preceding the ICOM meeting. For example, the papers published in 2017 and 2018 will be considered in the 2019 competition. Papers accepted for publication but not available as a reprint for the current deadline will also be considered eligible.

Joint papers must be accompanied by a statement on university letterhead, signed by all the authors, estimating the contribution of each author (using % of contribution and description of contribution) for: The ideas that lead to the initiation of the project; The actual research skill demonstrated; The writing of the manuscript.

Applications should include the following:

         A PDF of the published paper (or a pdf of the accepted manuscript plus a letter from the editor of the journal stating that this paper is in press with publication date).

         A nomination letter describing the significance of the paper and why it is meritorious. The letter must also include the nominee’s current address and e-mail information.

         A statement indicating that the student is currently enrolled in a degree program, or has completed such a program during the calendar year for which the award is to be made.

         A statement describing the contribution of the nominee (see point 5 above).

The winner will receive the following: A certificate signed by the President of the IMS. Membership of the IMS for the coming cycle. $100 U.S.

 

AWARD 2: Early Career Award for Excellence in Mycorrhiza Research Publication

Terms of Reference

This award is for research published while the author is still an Early Career Researcher, or based on work done while a Post-Doctoral Researcher. The paper must have been published no longer than 6 years following completion of a PhD program. The nomination can be submitted by the Early Career Researcher or another person.

Nominees do not have to be members of the International Mycorrhiza Society to be eligible for this award.

Nominees may submit only one publication for this award.

Reviews and meta-analyses will be considered but papers with original data will be preferred. The paper must have been during the 2 years preceding to the year of the ICOM meeting. For example, the papers published in 2017 and 2018 will be considered in the 2019 competition. Papers accepted for publication but not available as a reprint for the current deadline will also be considered eligible.

Joint papers must be accompanied by a statement on university letterhead, signed by all the authors, estimating the contribution of each author (using % of contribution and description of contribution) for: The ideas that lead to the initiation of the project; The actual research skill demonstrated; The writing of the manuscript.

Applications should include the following:

         A PDF of the published paper (or a pdf of the accepted manuscript plus a letter from the editor of the journal stating that this paper is in press with publication date).

         A nomination letter describing the significance of the paper and why it is meritorious. The letter must also include the nominee’s current address and e-mail information.

         A statement indicating the University and date of completion of the PhD program.

         A statement describing the contribution of the nominee (see point 5 above).

The winner will receive the following: A certificate signed by the President of the IMS. Membership of the IMS for the coming cycle. $250 U.S.

 

AWARD 3: Mid-Career Mycorrhiza Research Excellence Award 

Terms of Reference

This Award is given to an established researcher in mid-career for meritorious contributions to the study of mycorrhizas, in the expectation of continued outstanding research and who generally are within 20 years from completion of PhD program. Self-nominations are not

permitted.

Nominations for this award should include: A nomination letter with a statement of contribution (maximum of 2 pages). A full curriculum vitae. Up to three additional letters of support.

The IMS reserves the right to make no award if submissions are not considered to of sufficiently high quality, or to share the award between two applicants if the nominations appear to be of equal merit. The winner(s) will be notified, and the award will be presented during the International Conference on Mycorrhizas.

The winner will receive the following: An invitation to give a research presentation at the ICOM. A Certificate signed by the President of the IMS. Lifetime membership of the IMS.

 

AWARD 4: Eminent Mycorrhiza Researcher Award

Terms of Reference

This Award is given to a senior researcher in recognition of an outstanding body of work or of sustained contributions of extraordinary merit. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Nominations for this award should include: A nomination letter with a statement of contribution (maximum of 2 pages). A full curriculum vitae. Up to three additional letters of support.

The IMS reserves the right to make no award if submissions are not considered to of sufficiently high quality, or to share the award between two applicants if the nominations appear to be of equal merit. The winner will be notified, and the award will be presented during the International Conference on Mycorrhizas.

The winner will receive the following: An invitation to give a research presentation at the ICOM. A Certificate signed by the President of the IMS. Lifetime membership of the IMS.

The IMS reserves the right to make no award if submissions are not considered to of sufficiently high quality, or to share the award between two nominees if their papers appear to be of equal merit. The winner(s) will be notified, and the award will be presented during the International Conference on Mycorrhizas.

The 2019 Awards Committee is comprised of the following IMS members: John Klironomos (Chair), Lynette Abbott, Katie Field, Feng Gu, Caroline Gutjahr, and Martin Nuñez. The Awards Committee will select the winner (Awards 1 to 4), to be validated by the IMS Board of Directors.

Applications and supporting documents must be received by the Chair of the Awards Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on or before the deadline (Friday, April 26, 2019).

 

AWARD 5: J. L. Harley medal

Terms of Reference

This award is given to the best oral presentation by a graduate student at ICOM10.

All oral presentations, except those of the keynote speakers, will be considered for this award.

The Local Academic Committee reserves the right to make no award if presentations are not considered to of sufficiently high quality, or to share the award between two presentations if they appear to be of equal merit (the award will be divided equally between both winners). The winner will be notified, and the award will be presented during the International Conference on Mycorrhizas.

The winner will receive the following: A Certificate signed by the President of the IMS. $ 100 U.S.

 

AWARD 6: Best poster presentation

Terms of Reference

This award is given to the best poster presentation by a graduate student at ICOM10.

All poster presentations will be considered for this award.

The Local Academic Committee reserves the right to make no award if presentations are not considered to of sufficiently high quality, or to share the award between two presentations if they appear to be of equal merit (the award will be divided equally between both winners). The winner will be notified, and the award will be presented during the International Conference on Mycorrhizas.

The winner will receive the following: A Certificate signed by the President of the IMS. $ 100 U.S.

Awards 5 and 6 will be given by the Local Academic Committee, comprised of the chairs of each session and members of the Local Organizing Committee.