The Behavior Genetics Association presents the Fuller and Scott Award at its annual meeting for outstanding scientific accomplishments by a member who is early in their career. The Fuller and Scott Award honors John L. Fuller and John Paul Scott for their seminal roles in the history of the Association and of the field. To be eligible for the Award, individuals must be current members in good standing of the Behavior Genetics Association, and must be within seven years of receiving their terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.). For this year’s award, individuals receiving their terminal degree in 2007 or later are eligible for the award.
Nominations for the Fuller and Scott Award can be made by any member of BGA. Because by nature of the award, eligible individuals have generally entered into career independence and may no longer be directly supervised by a mentor, we encourage self-nominations. To nominate someone/apply for the Award, please send (by email, fax, or regular mail) a brief letter explaining why the individual should receive the award, along with a copy of the nominee’s CV, to the BGA Secretary, Valerie Knopik before March 15, 2015. The final decision will be made by the Association’s Award Committee, which is composed of the three immediate past Presidents, and the award will be presented at the banquet at the annual BGA meeting.
Only associate members are eligible for consideration for the Thompson Award and the Rowe Award. Oral presentations may be considered for the Thompson Award, while poster presentations are considered for the Rowe Award. The author must be a student or be reporting work recently done while a student; he or she must be an active associate member of the Association; he or she must be the sole or first author of the paper; and the work must be primarily his or her own.
For a submission to be considered for the Thompson award, indicate “YES” in the field for Eligible for Thompson Award when submitting your abstract on line. Only one abstract per associate member is Thompson-eligible. For a submission to be considered for the Rowe award, indicate “YES” in the field for Eligible for Rowe Award when submitting your abstract on line. Only one abstract per associate member is Rowe-eligible.
Questions may be directed to Valerie Knopik, Secretary, Behavior Genetics Association