The Foundation provides three awards each year at the Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting: The Student Scholarship, The International Outreach (Travel) Award, and the Research Award. The Kerley Student Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who is continuing his/her research in forensic anthropology. Kerley International Outreach Award provides a travel stipend for an international candidate to assist with costs for attending the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meetings. The Kerley Research Award is presented to the paper or poster that best demonstrates excellence in the pursuit of developments in the field of forensic anthropology.
Click the above hyperlinks or the buttons below to view the individual awards, application criteria, nomination criteria, and past recipients for each of the Kerley Foundation awards. These awards are paramount in supporting education and research in the field of forensic anthropology and promoting international relationships within the field.
While the Foundation will continue to support these awards, your donation will greatly be appreciated to ensure the continuation and expansion of the Award / Scholarship program.
The Ellis R. Kerley Forensic Sciences Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, political affiliation, or age in awarding scholarships or grants or in conferring any other service or benefits. Officers and members of the board of directors of The Ellis R. Kerley Forensic Sciences Foundation and their immediate family members, are not eligible to receive any scholarship benefits or grants awarded herein. In the event a board member is associated with an applicant or is listed on a research paper under consideration, that member is recused from the selection process.