Early Career Award Criteria

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. This award can only be received once. A nomination application must be submitted to the awards committee by January 15 of the application award year.  Applications may be submitted by email to [email protected]. 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.

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  1. Nominee has completed his/her terminal degree preferably no more than 10 years prior to the award date;
  2. Nominee is a current active SIVB member;
  3. Nominee is living.

Award criteria

  1. Nominee demonstrated significant and original of basic and/or applied research contributions in the area of in vitro biology;
  2. Nominee has excellent record of publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, review articles and/or issued patents;
  3. Nominee had successful mentoring of graduate students, postdocs, staff members, visiting scientists, peers, etc; or successful management record.


  1. A plaque;
  2. In-kind monetary award which will include current year meeting registration to attend and accept the award, and free membership in the next calendar year. This award will be covered by the sponsoring section;
  3. Up to one per section per year;

Nomination Procedures

Nomination packet should include:

  1. Completed award nomination form signed by two nominators (at least one nominator must have active SIVB membership);
  2. Two additional supporting letters from qualified members of the scientific community who are familiar with the nominee’s contribution;
  3. Nomination letter
  4. Complete vitae of the nominee including all professional achievements especially in the field of in vitro biology;
  5. Nominations cannot be made by the nominee’s major professor/sponsor.
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