In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation will conduct The Ellis R. Kerley Award Program, presented in conjunction with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Physical Anthropology Section.  The purpose of The Ellis R. Kerley Award is to recognize excellence in the continuing effort to research and develop the uses and methods of forensic identification.

Papers or posters will be selected from among the Abstracts submitted. At the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting, the selected papers/posters will be presented during The Ellis R. Kerley Award Program. The paper or research which best demonstrates the excellence in pursuit of developments in the field of Forensic Anthropology personified by the late Ellis R. Kerley will receive The Ellis R. Kerley Award.

The Award will be granted for the paper or poster which best demonstrates originality, creativity, depth of research, innovation, new methodologies, research design, significance to the field, and/or potential impact on the practices of forensic anthropology.

Candidates must be AAFS Members, Fellows or Provisional Members of the Physical Anthropology Section.

Application for this award is initiated by normal abstract submission to the AAFS including the normal deadlines and processes. Please contact the Anthropology Program Chair for more information.

See past recipients here.