Nomination Information

The 2016 award nomination cycle closed on March 1, 2015.

The 2017 award nomination cycle will begin on January 1, 2016.

Nominators and nominees must be a member of at least one FASEB Member Society but do not have to be members of the same society. Click here for a list of FASEB Member Societies.

All nominations must be submitted on the Excellence in Science Award nomination form (link appears at the bottom of this page). The nomination form must be filled out in ONE session, so it is essential that nominators have all information and documents available before beginning the process. All attachments to the nominee form MUST be in PDF format.

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Scientific achievements including landmark discoveries, high impact publications, and scientific leadership
  • Training of students and postdoctoral fellows including impact on careers and teaching efforts
  • Contributions to the broader scientific community, such as leadership in professional organizations, university service and leadership, and public outreach

Submissions must include ALL of the following documents in PDF format:

Nomination letter, setting forth in detail:

  • Contributions to the field that represent the nominee’s outstanding achievement in science
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Evidence of mentorship
  • Evidence of national recognition
  • Honors and awards
  • Synopsis of selected bibliography

Complete curriculum vitae documenting:

  • All publications
  • Leadership roles
  • Mentorship
  • Teaching
  • Honors and recognition
  • Grant awards

Five nominee reprints demonstrating most significant contributions

Three letters of support from the nominee’s peers illustrating impact on the field

Three letters of recommendation from trainees illustrating mentorship and impact on careers

Note:  the numbers of documents to be submitted are exact.  Additional douments will not be accepted and fewer documents than the numbers specified will be considered an incomplete nomination.

NOTE:  The Nomination Form must be filled out in one session.  Review all information required and have all information and documents for submission ready before beginning the submission process.  ALL documents must be in PDF format.

Award Presentation

The award recipient will be expected to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB Member Society. The recipient may choose the topic of her lecture and the meeting at which she will present the lecture.  A presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the lecture. In addition to a $10,000 unrestricted research grant, the award covers the recipients travel to/from the meeting, hotel expenses, complimentary meeting registration, and a plaque in recognition of the award.

The 2017 nomination cycle will begin on January 1, 2016.

The recipient of the 2016 FASEB Excellence in Science Award will be chosen in June 2015.

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