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The Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize the accomplishments and future promise of an outstanding young evolutionary biologist. The prize was established in memory of Professor Dobzhansky by his friends and colleagues, and reflects his lifelong commitment to fostering the research careers of young scientists.

Eligibility.---The candidate must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) awarded no earlier than June 1, 2003 and no later than February 1, 2006, and must be actively involved in research in the field of evolutionary biology. There are no other restrictions. Applicants do not have to be members of the Society for the Study of Evolution, but such membership is encouraged.

Nomination/Application.---Candidates may apply directly or may be nominated. Established researchers are encouraged to nominate outstanding young scientists who may be unaware of the existence and prestige of this prize. In addition, nominations of women and others traditionally underrepresented in the Society for this award are welcomed. Each candidacy must be supported by the following materials detailing the candidate's career to date: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a summary of research accomplishments, (3) a statement of research plans for the next five years, (4) PDF copies of three recent publications, and (5) names and addresses of three referees (including the nominating scientist where applicable) who have sent supporting letters. N.B.: THE THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE ARE SENT SEPARATELY, BUT NO APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THESE LETTERS.

All application/nomination materials and letters of reference must be sent as PDF e-mail attachments. No file type other than PDF will be accepted. The deadline for receipt of all materials, including letters of reference, is March 1, 2006. All materials should be sent via e-mail to the secretary of SSE (Dale H. Clayton) at:


Award.- The Dobzhansky Prize is accompanied by a check for U.S. $5000, and will be awarded at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, June 23-27, 2006 in Stony Brook, New York. The recipient is expected to be present to receive the award, and to give an oral presentation about his/her research. To facilitate attendance, the SSE provides funds to cover the costs of conference registration, accommodations during the conference, and expenses for travel to and from the conference. The recipient will be notified of the award by early May 2006.

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