Washington Update

FASEB Adjusts Schedules for Excellence in Science Award Cycles

By: Yvette Seger
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

For over 30 years, FASEB’s Excellence in Science Awards have highlighted outstanding achievement by women in biological science throughout their careers. In 2020, the program was expanded to include awards recognizing contributions of early- and mid-career researchers, as well as lifetime achievement. You can read more about the 2020 awardees here.

Review of the 2021 nominations was delayed to accommodate shifting responsibilities and schedules of our volunteers resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. That review process has resumed and we anticipate announcing the 2021 awardees later this spring. We sincerely apologize for this delay.

As such, the nomination period for the 2022 award cycle will also be delayed, opening on March 1, 2021, and closing on June 3, 2021. Nomination criteria and eligibility will remain the same as in previous years with one critical exception — nominees for the 2021 cycle not selected for their respective award will automatically be renominated for the 2022 cycle as eligible.

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.