Washington Update

Deadline for 2022 FASEB Excellence in Science Awards Fast Approaching

By: Yvette Seger
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

For more than 30 years, FASEB’s Excellence in Science Awards have highlighted outstanding achievements by women in biological science throughout their careers. Nominations for the 2022 award cycle must be submitted by June 3, 2021.

In 2020, the Excellence in Science program was expanded to include awards recognizing the contributions of early- and mid-career researchers as well as lifetime achievement. An overview of the three awards, including eligibility and nomination criteria, can be found here. A new Frequently Asked Questions resource is also available to address common questions about the nomination process.

In addition to unrestricted cash prizes—$10,000 for Lifetime Achievement and $5,000 each for the Early-Career and Mid-Career awards—awardees present a special Excellence in Science Award lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB member society of the awardee’s choice. Awardees are also reimbursed for registration, travel, and up to two nights hotel associated with the presentation of the award lecture.

As previously indicated, individuals nominated during the 2021 cycle not selected for their respective award will automatically be renominated for the 2022 cycle as eligible. However, nominators may choose to forgo this option and submit an updated nomination package. Nomination materials must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on June 3, 2021 via the appropriate web form:

Additional questions about FASEB’s Excellence in Science program can be directed to Yvette Seger, PhD, Staff Liaison for the Excellence in Science Award Committee.