FEBS awards range from medals for distinguished scientists in recognition of outstanding lifetime achievement in the molecular life sciences to prizes for excellence shown by early-career researchers. Most of the awards are presented at the FEBS annual Congress, with the recipients delivering a plenary lecture to Congress participants.
FEBS awards three medals for outstanding achievements in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or related sciences to distinguished senior scientists: the Sir Hans Krebs medal, the Theodor Bücher medal and the Datta medal. The awardees deliver plenary lectures at the FEBS Congress, and contribute review articles based on their lectures to FEBS Journal and FEBS Letters. For further details, including the names of the most recent recipients, see the Medals webpage.
FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award
The FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award (a statuette and €10,000) highlights 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. The award is presented at the annual FEBS Congress, where the awardee delivers a special plenary lecture. For more details, see the FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award webpage.
FEBS Anniversary Prizes
FEBS Anniversary Prizes of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie were initiated for the 10th anniversary of FEBS by generous capital gifts from Boehringer Mannheim GmbH and Eppendorf AG. They are awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or related sciences. The awardees are selected from researchers under 40 years of age invited to give a lecture at one of the symposia or workshops held during a FEBS Congress and who are from within the FEBS area but not the Congress host country. The prize administration is managed by both FEBS and the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM), and up to two Anniversary Prizes of €2000 and a certificate are awarded each year.
FEBS Press Awards: FEBS Letters and FEBS Journal prizes
From 2016, The FEBS Letters Award will be given biennially to the senior author of an outstanding paper published in FEBS Letters during the previous two calendar years, irrespective of the author's age. The prize will comprise €10,000 and an invitation to present the work in a plenary lecture at the annual FEBS Congress. Previously, from 2003 to 2014, a FEBS Letters Young Group Leader Award was given to the author of the most outstanding research letter published in the previous calendar year who was aged 40 years or younger at the time of manuscript submission.
From 2016,The FEBS Journal Richard Perham Prize will be awarded to the first author of the best paper by a graduate student or young post doc (no more than 3 years from the date of award of the PhD degree when the paper is submitted) published in the journal during the previous calendar year. The prize will consist of a personal gift of €1000 plus an invitation to present the work in a plenary lecture at the annual FEBS Congress. Previously, from 2004 to 2015, the journal's annual award was known as The FEBS Journal Prize for Young Scientists; it was renamed during 2015 after Richard Perham, who was Editor-in-Chief of the journal from 1998 to 2013 and sadly passed away in February 2015, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the journal and to FEBS.
For details of the latest winners, see the FEBS Press Awards webpage.
FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award
The aim of the FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award is to give recognition to FEBS Long-Term Fellows who have conducted excellent research during the tenure of their Fellowship.The Award takes the form of a certificate and a single sum of money which may be used at the discretion of the awardee to buy small pieces of equipment, specific consumable items or to defray conference, publication or similar expenses, but not as a salary. For more details about the award, including the latest awardee(s), see the FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award webpage.
FEBS Diplôme d'Honneur
The FEBS Diplôme d'Honneur was instituted on the 10th anniversary of FEBS to honour biochemists and molecular biologists who have given outstanding service to FEBS, and is awarded at the FEBS Congress. Past recipients are listed here.
FEBS National Lecture Awards
Established to commemorate the 40th anniversary of FEBS, FEBS National Lectures Awards recognize the achievements of distinguished scientists with significant international reputations while at the same time enhancing national scientific meetings of FEBS Constituent Societies by supporting travel costs for such speakers. Starting from 2015, the FEBS National Lecturer will be presented with an engraved glass award at the meeting. Full further details, see the FEBS National Lectures guidelines.