The Society of 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. This award can only be received once. A nomination application must be submitted to the awards committee by February 1 of the application award year. Applications may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A nomination packet is valid for two consecutive years provided the nominee meets the award criteria. After the second year, if the nominee was not awarded but still meets the criteria, a new nomination packet is required and may be submitted.
- Nominee has completed his/her terminal degree at least 15 years prior to the award date;
- Nominee has been a member of SIVB for at least 5 years;
- Nominee is a current active SIVB member;
- Nominee is living.
- Nominee demonstrated significant and original basic and/or applied research contributions in the area of in vitro biology;
- Nominee has excellent record of publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, review articles and/or issued patents;
- Nominee had successful mentoring of graduate students, postdocs, staff members, visiting scientists, peers, etc; or successful management record.
- A plaque.
- Recipient will be eligible to receive reimbursement of expenses up to $1,000 to attend the Annual Meeting to receive the award. Award can only be offered when section has funds to cover expenses.
- Up to one per section per year.
Nomination packet should include:
- Completed award nomination form signed by two nominators (at least one nominator must have active SIVB membership);
- Two additional supporting letters from qualified members of the scientific community who are familiar with the nominee’s contribution;
- Nomination letter;
- Complete vitae of the nominee including all professional achievements especially in the field of in vitro biology.