The Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award is to encourage and honor CSZ members within seven years of receiving their first academic or professional appointment. The individual must have made significant contributions to zoology (defined broadly) and to be considered a "rising star" in their field.
The R. G. Boutilier New Investigator Award is to encourage and honor CSZ members within seven years of receiving their first academic or professional appointment. Additional time past seven years may be granted by the selection committee for non-sabbatical leaves of absence if adequate justification is provided by the nominator.
A scroll and a cash award or reimbursement of expenses not to exceed $1000. The individual will be requested to make a Plenary presentation at the annual conference the year of their selection.
Funded through CSZ general revenues.
Maximum of one per year. This award will not necessarily be made each year.
Nominations are to be made to the Chair of the Recognition Committee (the Past-President). A nominee must be a CSZ Regular Member in good standing at the time of their nomination.
Nominations can be made either by a Regular CSZ member or by the Chairs of the CSZ Sections. If by a Section Chair, discussions should be undertaken at their May Section Meeting and only one Section nominee per year will be accepted. All nominations will be held for one additional year only. Should a Section want to make a new nomination during this second year, the carry over file will be removed from the competition.
A complete nomination file will be submitted by the nominator, and include: