Young Anatomists Publication Award

Application deadline: Extended to January 15th

Past Winners

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The Keith & Marion Moore Young Anatomists' Publication Award was created to recognize the best publication by a young anatomist in one of the society's journalsThe Anatomical Record, Anatomical Sciences Education or Developmental Dynamics.


Students, postdocs, and assistant professors without tenure who are first or last author (assuming the last author is laboratory director) on a paper published in the calendar year preceding the presentation of the award. Applicants must have joined AAA prior to submitting their application and paid their dues for the year in which the award will be presented, and must travel to the AAA Annual Meeting to accept the award. Review articles are not eligible.


Eligible applicants should submit the attached form to the AAA National Office, including the publication reference and verification of their student or faculty status at the time of publication.

Level of support

The selected applicant will receive a $500 honorarium and $500 in travel support to attend the Annual Meeting, along with a ticket to the AAA Banquet at which the award will be presented. Recipients will be notified in late February.

Judging criteria

Members of the Award Committee will judge the award based on the criteria listed below. Scoring (1= lowest; 5 = highest) will be tabulated and averaged, with the highest average score being declared the winner. Average scores will be used in case one or more judges are excused due to a conflict of interest.

Criteria Explanation

Background   Is background sufficient to frame the hypothesis? 
Significance of problem Are the significance of problem and the results clear?
Hypothesis  Is the hypothesis or problem clearly stated?
Experimental design  Is the experimental design described adequately?
Results/Data Is it appropriate for the problem?
  Are the results clearly stated?
Conclusions Are the conclusions supported by the data?
  Are they appropriate in scope?
Impact   What is the potential impact on the field?


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