2014 IUFRO World Congress Awards: Nominate Your Candidates Now!

For the upcoming IUFRO World Congress 2014 in Salt Lake City, USA, there will again be an opportunity to honor special scientific performances and achievements with selected IUFRO Awards. There are still good chances for your candidates to be among the awardees, and to receive a ticket to travel to Salt Lake City and have the opportunity to present the award winning work to the Congress participants.

Therefore, choose among the Scientific Achievement Award (SAA), Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) and the IUFRO Student Award (ISA) and make your nominations soon. Bear in mind that you can only nominate candidates from IUFRO Member Organizations! No self-nominations are accepted! The deadline for submission is 31 August 2013. (See awards below.)

Find more information and nomination forms on our website http://www.iufro.org/discover/awards/.

Send your nominations to the Chair of the IUFRO Honors & Awards Committee (Professor Shirong Liu, liusr((at)caf.ac.cn) with copy to the IUFRO Executive Director (office(at)iufro.org).

Scientific Achievement Award (SAA)

Up to 10 awards to recognize distinguished individual scientific achievements within the fields of research covered by IUFRO. Criteria for judgment will be dissemination of results, implementation of knowledge, methods or techniques in practical forestry and skilled research management (success in publications, meetings, funding, etc. in a larger group than the individual) and involvement in IUFRO activities.

Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA)

One award per IUFRO Division to recognize outstanding individual scientific achievements among young Doctoral researchers and to encourage further work within the fields of research covered by the Union.

IUFRO Student Award (ISA)

One award per IUFRO Division to recognize outstanding individual achievements in forest science made by Master’s degree students (or equivalent), and to encourage their further work within the fields of research covered by the Union. Nominations can be made through IUFRO member organizations or officeholders and through members of the International Forestry Students Association (IFSA).

Furthermore, the Congress will also offer

Best Poster Award (BPA)

To encourage public dissemination of high quality research and to recognize distinguished poster presentations by young scientists during the IUFRO World Congress.

and IUFRO World Congress Host Scientific Award

Honours a truly outstanding scientist from the Congress host country/countries who has elevated the profile of forest science and research accomplishments.