Awards Committee Chair, Maria Jenderek

Each year, the Society for In Vitro Biology looks to honor our best and brightest. You know your colleagues best, so we reach out to our membership to help us identify and celebrate those who have achieved significant accomplishments in their career. 

Now is the time to nominate your SIVB colleagues for a 2021 SIVB Awards.

There are a variety of available awards for members at all stages of their career which we have listed below for quick reference. Please take a moment to review the criteria for each award and the SIVB nomination processes, then download the fillable nominations form(Link to https://sivb.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Awards-Nomination-form-11-14-fillable.pdf) and prepare your nomination package. Nominations must be received by February 1, 2021 to be considered for a 2021 Award.

A list of the previous recipients for each award can be found here (Link to https://sivb.org/awards.html). You also can read the details on how to nominate someone for an award by clicking on the award’s name below:

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 to recognize outstanding late-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology.

Fellow Award

The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Fellow Award in 2004 to recognize outstanding professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and demonstrated service to the Society.

Distinguished Scientist Award

The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Distinguished Scientist Award in 2014 to recognize outstanding mid-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology.

Young Scientist Award

The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Young Scientist Award in 2009 to recognize outstanding early-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology.

SIVB also offers a variety of Student Awards based on scientific merit through abstract submissions presented at the annual meeting. Criteria for the available awards can be found here and Student Award Applications are due by January 31, 2020.

SIVB Award Nomination Packages are due February 1, 2021, so if you plan to nominate a colleague or mentor, the time to start the nomination process is today!  Once you have determined who you plan to nominate and for which award, download the nominations form and email the SIVB Business Office at marietta@newbeginningsmanagement.com to let us know that we should be expecting a nomination package from you and whom you are recommending receive an award in 2021.

We can’t do this without you.  Remember, these awards rely solely on our members to nominate those they feel are most deserving. Thank you for your support of your fellow SIVB Members.

Submitted by
Maria M. Jenderek, Awards Committee Chair

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