FEBS | EMBO WOMEN IN SCIENCE AWARD
The FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award is a joint initiative of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). Launched in 2007, the aim of the award is to highlight the major contributions made by female scientists to life sciences research. Winners of the award will serve as inspiring role models for future generations of women in science.
Each year an individual woman working in the life sciences will be recognised for her exceptional achievements. The winner will be honoured at the annual FEBS Congress, where she will receive a grant of €10,000 and present a special plenary lecture.
The winner of the 2013 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award is Geneviève Almouzni; click here for more information. Previous winners were Susan Gasser (2012), Carol Robinson (2011), Ingrid Grummt (2010), Anne Houdusse (2009) and Naama Barkai (2008).
The nominee must be a woman who has made significant contributions to her field of science in the past 5 years. The award is generally not meant to be for lifetime achievements. The nominee’s research must be based in one of the FEBS or EMBO member countries and in a scientific field covered by FEBS and EMBO, i.e. the life sciences, including medical and agricultural research.
The nominator is requested to submit a nomination letter and letters of support from two other scientists, along with the nominee's CV and publication list. Further details and the link to nominate can be found here: http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/women-in-science-award. The closing date for nominations for the 2014 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award will be 15 October 2013.
An award committee of eight members will evaluate the nominees and make the selection. The official announcement will be made via a press release prior to the FEBS congress.
The awardee is expected to receive the award in person at the FEBS Congress; exceptions can only be made under special circumstances, such as ill health. The recipient of the award is expected to give a plenary lecture at the FEBS Congress and write a manuscript for publication in FEBS Journal. During the award ceremony she will receive a cheque of €10,000 and a commemorative statuette. The awardee’s travel and accommodation will be covered.