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Lifetime Achievement Award Criteria
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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 to recognize those who have achieved academic excellence in their field of study and to honor those who have made significant and contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented at the annual Society meeting and consists of a plaque and all expenses to the meeting.

Nominee must have made a significant contribution to the development and/or understanding of in vitro biology that historically has and will continue to distinguish their scientific work. Nominating letters should address the nominee's qualifications for this award and contributions to the profession of in vitro biology and/or biotechnology. Nominating letter must include: supporting letters from members of the scientific community who qualify the importance of the nominees contribution and indication of potential financial support for the award to cover the awardee's expenses and meeting reception to honor the awardee. The total amount required is $3,000, which includes $1,500 for the awardee's travel and expenses and an additional $1,500 for a reception held in their honor.  This fee may vary based on the awardee's air travel.    After the nominee has been chosen as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, this amount shall be provided to the organization.

Please contact Awards Chair, Society of In Vitro Biology, with suggested nominations and requests for information at email sivb@sivb.org.