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Cockburn Student Prize 2023

Eligibility:

  • The first author must be a paid-up student member of the PPA who has not previously won a Cockburn Student Competition Award. Non-PPA students can join the PPA by paying next year’s membership fee by September 30, 2022.
  • Students who have completed all terminal degree requirements prior to the abstract submission deadline 7 May 2022 are not eligible.
  • Multi-authored papers are acceptable, but a current student must be the lead
  • researcher and author.
  • The student author must have presented the paper or poster at the 23rd European PPA Meeting.
  • The paper/poster cannot have been published prior to the meeting AND cannot have been presented at any other meeting prior to the PPA Meeting in Vilnius.

Process:

  • The Scientific Committee judges will review all of the entry presentations recorded during the meeting and decide on the winners of the competition.
  • There will be two cash prizes of $200.00USD awarded: one for the Best Student Podium Presentation and one for the Best Student Poster Presentation. A runner-up prize for the Best Poster Presentation of $100.00 USD will be awarded depending on the number of entrants.
  • Winners of the Cockburn Student Prizes will be announced on the PPA website and December Newsletter.

Jane E. Buikstra Early Career Award

Eligibility:

  • You must be a current member of the PPA (non-members can apply by paying next year's annual membership fee).
  • You must have a paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Paleopathology (IJPP) and this paper must have been assigned an ISSN.
  • You must have the PhD in hand at the time you paper is accepted for publication in the IJPP. The window of opportunity for this award includes the year your PhD was awarded and the following eight years.
  • Papers can be multi-authored, but you must be the first author and principal researcher, and your contribution must be clearly identified.
  • You must not have previously won The Jane E Buikstra Early Career award.

    Process:

      • When you submit to IJPP you will be asked if you would wish you paper to be considered for the Jane E. Buikstra Early Career Award, and if you paper is accepted you will be asked to confirm your choice and confirm your membership of the PPA.
      • Once the December issue of IJPP is complete all papers from eligible individuals will be evaluated by competition judges. All categories of paper will be considered. The PPA
      • President and IJPP Editor-in-Chief will appoint a panel of judges comprising experts in the field, and members of the PPA Board of Directors to review all eligible papers.
      • The winner will be judged to have the greatest contribution to paleopathology; the contribution can be though research findings, theoretical approaches or methodological developments.
      • The results of the competition will be announced on the PPA website and in the March Newsletter. The article will be identified as having received the IJPP Early Career Award.
      • The winner will receive a cash prize, currently $1000, from Elsevier.

      INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PALEOPATHOLOGY EARLY CAREER CONFERENCE AWARD

      Eligibility:

      • You must be a current member of the PPA (non-members can apply by paying next year's annual membership fee).
      • You must have presented your paper or poster at either the North American meeting or the European Paleopathology Association meeting or the Paleopathology Association Meeting in South America (PAMINSA).
      • You must have a PhD in hand. The window of opportunity for this award includes the year the PhD was awarded and the following eight years.
      • Papers can be multi-authored, but you must be the first author and principal researcher and your contribution must be clearly identified.
      • The paper must not have been submitted for publication and received a round of reviews.
      • The paper or poster cannot have been presented at any other meeting prior to the PPA meeting.
      • Results presented in the PhD thesis are excluded from this requirement.
      • You must not have previously won an IJPP Early Career Conference Award.
      Process:
      • Two awards will be made annually. One from the North American meeting and the other from either the European Paleopathology Association meeting or the Paleopathology Association Meeting in South America (PAMINSA).
      • Competition judges include PPA Board of Directors and the IJPP Associate Editor and/or Advisory Boards. They are appointed by the PPA President and IJPP Editor.
      • Competition judges will review all entries. The award is a recognition of work that makes a strong contribution to any aspect of paleopathology.
      • The results of the competition will be announced on the PPA website and in the December Newsletter.
      • The winners will receive a cash prize, currently $250 each, from Elsevier, and are encouraged to submit the winning papers to IJPP as a research article or case study. If authors submit to IJPP they are also encouraged to enter the Jane E. Buikstra Early Career Award.

      Cockburn Student Prize Winners

      Past Winners:

      2022     Aida R. Barbera, Émy Roberge, Hayley Welch (NA PPAs)

      2021     Kelly Blevins, Robin Quataert

      2019     Jennifer Austin, Brianne Morgan
      2018     Khrystyne Tschinkel, Rebecca Cessford

      2018     Álvaro Monge Calleja (EPPA, Croatia)

      2017     Hilarie Huley, Anna Barrett, Laura Castells Navarro
      2016     Natasha Castellon-Hinkle, Rebecca Gilmour, Samantha Yaussy
      2015     Courtney Miller, Armando Anzellini, Amanda Groff
      2014     Lori D’Ortenzio, Rachel Perash, Adam Crane
      2013     Reshma Varghese, Jessica Walker
      2012     Caitlin Ibarra, Danielle Hanson
      2011     Susan Spencer, C. Brady Davis
      2010     Giovanni Vercellotti, Karyn Olsen
      2009     Hedy Justus, Amanda Agnew, Andrew Wade
      2008     Wendy Potter, Haagen Klaus
      2007     Julie Euber, Erica Tyler
      2006     Rebecca Storm
      2005     Rachel Ives, Kristin Horner
      2004     J. Marla Toyne
      2003     Starletta Brown
      2001     Bryan Scott Aubry, Daniel Temple

      2000     Leslie Harlacker

       

      IJPP Award: Jane E. Buikstra Early Career Award

      Click Here for Information on the Award

      Past Awardees:
      2021     Rachel Schats
      2018     Rebecca Gilmour
      2017     Ceridwen Boston
      2016     Sarah Schrader
      2015     Anne R. Titelbaum
      2014     Nivien Speith

      Eve Cockburn Mentorship Award

      Click Here for Information on How To Nominate A Member 

      Past Awardees:

      2022    Sheila Mendonça de Souza

      2020    Keith Manchester 

      2018    Tracy Prowse 

      2016    Karl Reinhard  
      2014    Marie Danforth    
      2012    Della Collins Cook   
      2010    Jerry Melbye   

      2008    Jerry Rose 

      Eve Cockburn Service Award

      This award is attributed to a senior member of the PPA who has demonstrated outstanding and long-standing contributions to the Association and to the discipline of paleopathology. 

      Click Here for Information on the Award

      And send your nomination and letter of support to: anac@ci.uc.pt 

      Past Awardees:
      2021    Ana Luisa Santos
      2019    Charles Merbs 
      2017    Charlotte Roberts  
      2015    Andrea Buck  
      2013    Anne Grauer 
      2011    Jane Buikstra  
      2009    Mary Powell   
      2007    Rose Tyson   

      2005    Don Ortner 

      Click Here for Information on the Eve Cockburn Service Award


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