Awards

It is very important for us at SAREM to give due recognition to the work done by our members as researchers in the field of mammalogy, as well as training new mammalogists, and working for the benefit of society in general. For this purpose, six awards have been established: the SAREM, Cabrera, Massoia, Kravetz, Reig, and Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología (JAM) Awards.

It is important to highlight that the members of the Directive Board and those of the Awards Committee of SAREM will not be eligible for these awards while being in office (there is only one exception, see Ángel Cabrera Award). All documents required will be submitted to the Awards Committee. Applications that are received incomplete within the time limit set will not be taken into account. The decisions taken by the Awards Committee cannot be appealed. If the applicants do not meet the requirements established, the different awards might be declared void.

Except for SAREM and Cabrera Awards, every applicant can opt for up to two applications per year.

Applications will be assessed by the Awards Committee. Applicants should send an e-mail to the Committee’s President. Deadline for applications is October 3rd of the current year.

SAREM Award

An award presented to a member of the SAREM in recognition of his/her trajectory. The award recognizes excellence in both education and research.

Qualifications

The awardee should have made a substantial contribution to education or research in any branch of mammalogy, or have a significant history in the service of the SAREM.

Nomination

Applicants will be nominated by one or more members of SAREM by means of a e-mail sent to the Awards Committee, detailing the merits and arguments for considering the candidate as worthy recipient of this award. Members of the Awards Committee may not apply.

Evaluation and Results

Applications will be evaluated by the Awards Committee; the decision of the Committee will be subsequently considered by the SAREM’s Directive Board.

The results of this evaluation process will be announced during the closing dinner of that year’s Argentine Meeting of Mammalogists (Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología, JAM). Should the Meeting not take place that year, results will be announced in a similar context/dinner.

Awards

The awardee will receive a plaque and commemorative diploma, and he/she is expected to present a conference that synthesizes his/her research career at the following year’s Meeting of the Society.

Ángel Cabrera Award

This award was established by SAREM as a tribute to Ángel Cabrera, who had vast influence on the development of mammalogy in Argentina and South America with his publication Catálogo de los Mamíferos de América del Sur.

This award highlights works published by Members in Mastozoología Neotropical.

Qualifications

  1. A minimum of two years as a member of SAREM.
  2. The manuscript has to be original, not being published before or presented for any other award in Argentina or abroad.
  3. If any of the members of the Awards Committee is an author of the works shortlisted by the Editor of MN, they will have to abstain from carrying out the evaluation.
  4. The awardee must be the only author or the first of three.
  5. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of acceptance for publication from the editor of Mastozoología Neotropical and the latest manuscript version.
  6. Board Members from the SAREM and/or the Awards Commitee are not eligible.

Application

The award will be granted to the best work of every volume of the journal Mastozoología Neotropical (without application of the author). The editor in office will make a selection of those publications they consider should be evaluated by the Awards Committee.

Applicants will be eligible once their manuscript has been accepted by the Press Committee of Mastozoología Neotropical, which will be published in the second issue of the previous year, or in the first issue of the following year from the Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología (JAM).

Evaluation and final decision

The award will be given to applicants with accepted manuscripts by SAREM’s Awards Committee. SAREM’s Awards Committee together with the Editor of Mastozoología Neotropical will grant the award to a manuscript published in either of both issues of the journal for a given year.

Decisions from the Awards Committee are indisputable. No award will be given if applications do not meet the required criteria.

Results from the Awards Committee will be communicated during the closing dinner of that year’s Argentine Meeting of Mammalogists (Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología, JAM). Should the Meeting not take place that year, results will be announced in a similar context/dinner. Likewise, a brief comment will be published on the grant of the award in the Comments and News Section of the first issue of the upcoming volume of the MN journal.

Awards

The winner will receive a diploma, an annual membership to the SAREM and a commemorative gift.

Osvaldo Reig Award

This award was established by the SAREM as a tribute to Osvaldo Reig, renowned Argentine mammalogist, one of the founders and first president of SAREM.

This award supports research by students on any field of Mammalogy.

Qualifications

  1. The applicant should be a an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an Argentine or foreign University, public or private, validated by a resolution number or letter of acceptance.
  2. A minimum of two years as a member of the SAREM.
  3. Board Members of the SAREM and/or the Awards Committee are not eligible.

The award should be exclusively used to support the awardee’s research involving field work, visits to mammalogy collections, laboratory materials and minor equipment.
The award cannot be used to cover for travel costs, tuition fees for courses, publication costs or living expenses. Applicants in the process of writing their dissertation are not eligible.
Expenses derived from the award should be presented to the Awards Committee and passed onto the SAREM.

Application

Required Documentation:

  1. A research proposal described within two pages, including references and a short description of how the prize will be used (if awarded).
  2. Applicant’s CV, in no more than two pages.
  3. Certificate proving the applicant’s enrollment in an Argentine or foreign, public or private University.
  4. Proposed budget covered by the award.

All documentation will be presented to the Awards Committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Evaluation and final decision

Decisions from the Awards Committee are indisputable. No award will be given if applications do not meet the required criteria.

Results from the Awards Committee will be communicated during the closing dinner of that year’s Argentine Meeting of Mammalogists (Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología, JAM). Should the Meeting not take place that year, results will be announced in a similar context/dinner.

Awards

The SAREM awards a sum total of money for one undergraduate and one graduate student.

Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología (JAM) Awards

The Local Organizing Committee awards the best research presented at each Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología (JAM).

Qualifications

  1. The applicant should be a graduate student enrolled in an Argentine or foreign University, public or private, validated by a resolution number or letter of acceptance.
  2. The applicant should be a young researcher (less than 40 years old) or researcher from an Argentine or foreign Institution,  public or private.
  3. A minimum of two years as a member of SAREM.
  4. Applicants should be the only, or first, author of the research presented.

Application

The applicant should be registered to the Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología (JAM) and present his/her research as a poster/oral communication.

Evaluation and final decision

All posters and oral communications presented during the JAM will be evaluated by and ad hoc Committee established by the Local Organizing Committee.

Decisions from the Awards Committee are indisputable. No award will be given if applications do not meet the required criteria.

Results from these awards will be communicated during the closing ceremony of the Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología.

Awards

Four awards will be given, in the following categories:

  • Two students will be awarded for the quality of their posters.
  • Two researchers will be awarded for the quality of their oral communications.

Each awardee will receive a diploma, an annual membership to the SAREM and a commemorative gift.


Special Awards

Elio Massoia Award

This award is given to an outstanding presentation on Mammalian Systematics and Taxonomy during the Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología.

Qualifications

  1. The applicant should be a graduate student enrolled in an Argentine or foreign University, public or private, validated by a resolution number or letter of acceptance.
  2. A minimum of two years as a member of the SAREM.
  3. Presentations should be related to Mammalian Systematics and Taxonomy, and totally or partially represent the applicants ongoing doctoral research. The Awards Committee should find the research to be a significant contribution to the corresponding field.
  4. Applicants should be the only, or first, author of the research, which would be presented as an oral communication.
  5. Board Members from the SAREM and/or the Awards Committee are not eligible.

Application

Applications should include the presenation title, author/s, and proof of admission to a doctoral program.

Evaluation and final decision

Evaluators should be present during the applicant’s presentation. Decisions from the Awards Committee are indisputable. No award will be given if applications do not meet the required criteria.

Results from the Awards Committee will be communicated during the closing dinner of that year’s Argentine Meeting of Mammalogists (Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología, JAM). Should the Meeting not take place that year, results will be announced in a similar context/dinner.

Awards

A single award consisting of a sum total of money from the SAREM and a diploma will be given.

Fernando Kravetz Award

This award is given to an outstanding presentation on Mammalian Ecology during the Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología.

Qualifications

  1. The applicant should be a graduate student enrolled in an Argentine or foreign University, public or private, validated by a resolution number or letter of acceptance.
  2. A minimum of two years as a member of the SAREM.
  3. Presentations should be related to Mammalian Ecology, and totally/partially represent the applicants ongoing doctoral research. The Awards Committee should find the research to be a signifficant contribution to the corresponding field.
  4. Applicants should be the only, or first, author of the research, which would be presented as an oral communication.
  5. Board Members from SAREM and/or Awards Commitee are not eligible.

Application

Applications should include the presentation title, the author/s’ names, and proof of admission to a doctoral program.

Evaluation and final decision

Evaluators should be present during the applicant’s presentation. Decisions from the Awards Committee are indisputable. No award will be given if applications do not meet the required criteria.

Results from the Awards Committee will be communicated during the closing dinner of that year’s Argentine Meeting of Mammalogists (Jornadas Argentinas de Mastozoología, JAM). Should the Meeting not take place that year, results will be announced in a similar context/dinner.

Awards

Two awards, consisting of a sum total of money (for each) from the SAREM, and a diploma, will be given.