I was deeply honored to receive the Gerrit S. Miller, Jr Award from the North American Society for Bat Research at NASBR’s annual conference last week. The award is in recognition of “outstanding service and contribution to the field of chiropteran biology”. I am the 26th awardee in the Society’s 47-yr history, so it is very special to me!
The newest Miller Awardee about to be photobombed by one of the oldest (Roy Horst)
The fabulous plaque!
One of the best bits of the award is the complex conspiracies that go on to keep it a secret from the recipient until “the big reveal” at the conference banquet. Thank you to all the co-conspirators for making it so special — you know who you are!!!
We are pleased to announce that applications to the 2018 Kate Barlow award are now open – the closing date is 5pm, 4th December 2017.
The Kate Barlow Award aims to encourage the next generation of bat researchers by providing a substantive contribution towards the research costs of postgraduate students undertaking research that will benefit bat conservation, in honour of the late Dr Kate Barlow’s contribution to bat conservation.
- The Kate Barlow Award is open to students anywhere in the world conducting research which has a direct relevance for bat conservation.
- One award of up to £4,500 will be made, towards the costs of a bat research project of no less than 4 months duration.
- In addition BCT will pay for the award winner to attend either the BCT National Bat Conference or another relevant bat research and conservation conference.
- An award decision will be made by the end of February 2018.
To apply, a completed application form together with two letters of recommendation should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form and guidance notes can be found on our website here: http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/the_kate_barlow_award.html
Kate Barlow and a phyllostomid friend in Colombia, 1993 – great times (Photo T. Kingston)