The Joseph B. Slowinski Award for Excellence in Snake Systematics

The Center for North American Herpetology

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Grant amount: Approximately US $500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Because of a substantial contribution from Deutsche Bank (New York City), and the individual contributions by his many friends and colleagues, this Award was established in 2002 by the Board of Directors of The Center for North American Herpetology (CNAH) as a trust in perpetuity in recognition of the scientific achievements of the late Joseph B. Slowinski, whose life-long study on amphibian, chelonian, and reptilian evolution, especially venomous snakes, was amply demonstrated in his extensive academic and popular writings, photography, and scholarship.

The Slowinski Award, shall be presented once each year provided a qualified recipient is identified. In the absence of a qualified recipient, no award will be given. The award may not be divided, but must be presented in full, to a single individual (in the case of multiple authors, the first author is automatically the recipient of the award). The charge to this panel is to select the most significant published contribution to snake systematics worldwide for the award year.

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  • Eligibility for The Slowinski Award is automatic upon the publication of a qualifying manuscript in the previous calendar year.
  • A qualifying manuscript must have undergone peer-review prior to its publication in an English periodical or book.
  • Additionally, the content of the publication must examine the relationships or taxonomic status of any group of snakes.