Awards & Honors: The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM)’s C. Hart Merriam Award

The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) is now accepting nominations for the C. Hart Merriam Award. The C. Hart Merriam Award is given to eminent scholars in recognition of outstanding research in mammalogy over a period of at least 10 years. The recipient is invited to address the Society in a plenary session at its annual meeting, as well as to prepare a manuscript for publication in the Journal of Mammalogy that is based on this presentation.

In 1985, Michael H. Smith of UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory was honored with this award.

This award has been identified as prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Nominees are typically established scientists who are actively engaged in research and who have made significant contributions to the science of mammalogy over a period of at least 10 years. Nominations will be considered without regard to national citizenship or activity in the ASM.

Nomination Instructions
Persons interested in nominating someone for the Merriam Award should send a packet containing the following via email to Felisa Smith ( by 1 March:

  • Letter of nomination
  • Nominee’s CV
  • 3-5 letters of nomination (all incorporated into a single PDF)

Past Winners
Click here to view previous winners of this award.

If you require assistance with assembling an application for this award, please contact Lauren Sisko in the Office of Research at