list of previous award recipients
The SCO-SOC administers 3 student research awards:
- The Taverner Awards
- The James L. Baillie Award
- The Fred Cooke Award
- Applicants must be SCO-SOC members to be eligible.
- A single application can be made to apply for all 3 types of student research awards.
- Application deadline is February 15, 2017.
Applications should be emailed to:
Chair, SCO-SOC Student Awards Committee
Department of Biology
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
Taverner Awards are offered by the SCO-SOC to honour Percy A.
Taverner and to further his accomplishments in increasing the knowledge
of Canadian birds through research, conservation, and public education.
The awards are aimed at people with limited or no access to major
funding, regardless of professional status, who are undertaking
ornithological work in Canada. Two awards of up to $2,000 each
are made annually.
JAMES L. BAILLIE AWARD
The James L. Baillie Student Research Award is open to any student
conducting ornithological research at a Canadian university. It
honours the memory of James L. Baillie and shall be for research that
is consistent with the objectives of the James L. Baillie Memorial Fund
. These are to support: studies of Canadian birds in their natural environment;
projects which contribute to preservation of birds; and projects which
disseminate knowledge of birds. The James L. Baillie Student Research Award is
funded by Long Point Bird Observatory / Bird Studies Canada from proceeds of the
Baillie Birdathon, and is administered by the SCO-SOC. One award of up to $1000 is made annually.
FRED COOKE AWARD
The Fred Cooke Student Award is offered jointly by the SCO-SOC and
Bird Studies Canada to honour the contributions of Professor Fred Cooke
to Canadian ornithology by supporting ornithological conference travel
or research activities by a student at a Canadian university.
The award shall be open to any student conducting ornithological
research at a Canadian university, except that previous recipients
of the award shall not be eligible. The award shall be for travel
to ornithological conferences at which the student will make an oral or
poster presentation, or research in any aspect of ornithology anywhere
in the world. One award of up to $1000 is made annually.