Early-Career Investigator Awards

Recognizes investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research in cell/molecular biology, developmental biology, comparative neuroanatomy, or the morphological sciences

Criteria and Eligibility

  • Membership is not required of nominators and nominees
  • Candidates are within 10 years of their highest earned degree at the time of nomination
  • 4 awards are given in these categories: 
    • Cell/Molecular Biology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Comparative Neuroanatomy
    • Morphological Sciences 
  • Application materials submitted by the nominator: 
    • Nomination form
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Nominees CV (NIH 4-page biosketch format preferred)
  • Materials submitted by nominee: 
    • 3 representative papers 
  • Reviewed by the Scientific Affairs Committee

Past Recipients 

Nominate Someone

Call for nominations will be sent out in August


Nomination September 15; Materials September 30 


$1,000 Honorarium and $1,500 Travel to AAA Annual Meeting at EB