The purpose of The Ellis R. Kerley Research Award is to recognize excellence in the continuing effort to research and develop methods in forensic anthropology.
Criteria: Papers or posters will be selected from among the Abstracts submitted to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The award will be granted for the paper or poster which best demonstrates originality, creativity, depth of research, innovation, new methodologies, significance to the field, and/or potential impact on the practices of forensic anthropology.
Candidates must be AAFS Trainee Affiliates, Associate Members, Members or Fellows of the Anthropology Section. In case of multiple authors, the first (lead) author must satisfy the membership status requirement. The award is attributed to the first author, regardless of who presented the research at the AAFS.
Application for this award is initiated by normal abstract submission to the AAFS following the deadlines and processes. Please contact the Anthropology Program Chair or the Foundation Secretary for more information.
The research which best demonstrates the excellence in pursuit of developments in the field of Forensic Anthropology personified by the late Dr. Kerley will receive The Ellis R. Kerley Research Award. The announcement will be made at the Kerley Foundation/Anthropology Section reception during the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting.