Ernst Mayr Award
The Ernst Mayr Award is the Society of Systematic Biologists' premier award, and is given to the presenter of the outstanding student talk in the field of systematics at the annual meetings of the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). This award is judged by the quality and creativity of the research completed over the course of the student's Ph.D. program. The award consists of $1000, a certificate of distinction, and a two-year subscription to the journal Systematic Biology. For further details, see the Ernst Mayr Award, How to Apply and Past Mayr Award Winners pages.
Presidents' Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Presidents' Award for Lifetime Achievement is given to a person who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field over the course of many years. The recipient is selected by the three Presidents of the Society (President, President-Elect, and Past President). The interval between presentations of this award must be at least three years. For further details, see the Presidents' Award page.
Graduate Student Research
Graduate student research awards (GSRAs) assist students in the initiation of their systematics projects and in the collection of preliminary data to pursue additional sources of support (e.g., Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation) or to enhance dissertation research (e.g., by visiting additional field collection sites or museums). For further details, see the Graduate Student Research Awards page.
The Mini-ARTS awards are designed to allow SSB members (students, post-docs, and faculty) to spend a summer or semester apprenticed to an expert in a particular taxonomic group or to enhance revisionary taxonomic and systematics research in novel ways. For more details, see the Mini-ARTS Awards page.
The award is presented to the two best papers based on student research published in Systematic Biology during the previous year. This $500 award is sponsored by Systematic Biology's publisher, Oxford University Press. For further details, see the Publisher's Award and Past Publisher's Award Winners pages.
Award Application Review
The SSB Awards Committee is currently working on a page describing reviewer guidelines. Additionally, we will have a link for anyone who is interested in serving as a reviewer to provide their contact information.