Nominations Open for W.F. Thompson Award for Best Student Paper Published in 2012

W.F. Thompson Award for Best Student Paper
Published in 2012

Nominations are open for the W.F. Thompson Award, which will be given by the American Institute of
Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) to recognize the best student paper in fisheries science published
during 2012. The award will consist of a check for $1000, a certificate, and a one-year membership in
AIFRB at an appropriate level. The requirements for eligibility are as follows:

(1) the paper must be based on research performed while the student was a candidate for a Bachelor’s,
Master’s, or Ph.D. degree at a college or university in the Western Hemisphere;
(2) the results of the research must have been submitted to the recognized scientific journal in which
it was eventually published, or to the editor of the book in which it was eventually published, within
three (3) years of termination of student status;
(3) papers that are considered for the award must be concerned with freshwater or marine biological
resources and/or fisheries science;
(4) the paper must be in English; and
(5) the student must be the senior author of the paper.

Nominations may be submitted by professors or other mentors, associates of the students, or by the
students themselves. The deadline for receipt of nominations is May 15, 2014. The nominations should
be sent to the Chairman of the W.F. Thompson Award Committee, Dr. Frank M. Panek, (email: Submissions in MSWord or as pdf documents are preferred. 

Each nomination must be accompanied by a copy of the paper (unless it is easily available on the
internet) and a résumé. The papers will be judged, by knowledgeable subject matter reviewers on the
basis of contribution to fisheries science, originality, and presentation.


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