Lifetime Achievement Award Criteria

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. 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 sivb@sivb.org. Nomination packages are valid for two years.

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Eligibility

  1. Nominee has completed his/her terminal degree at least 30 years prior to the award date or approaching retirement;
  2. Nominee has been a member of SIVB for at least 10 years;
  3. Nominee is a current active SIVB member;
  4. Nominee is living. (The award committee is able to waive the requirements if a candidate becomes incapacitated at a time when their current trajectory shows they would likely have qualified later on, but for the infirmity.)

Award criteria

  1. Nominee must have made significant contributions to the development and/or understanding of in vitro biology that historically has and will continue to distinguish their scientific work;
  2. Nominee demonstrated a consistent track record of significant and original basic and applied research contributions in the area of in vitro biology;
  3. Nominee has an excellent record of publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, review articles and/or issued patents;
  4. Nominee had successful mentoring of graduate students, postdocs, staff members, visiting scientists, peers, etc.; or successful management record.

Award

  1. A plaque.
  2. A total amount $3,000 to cover all expenses of awardee to attend the Annual Meeting to receive the award. This amount includes $1,500 for the awardee’s travel and expenses and an additional $1,500 for a reception held in their honor. These funds must be raised by those submitting the nomination and confirmation of commitment to supply these funds must be included in the nomination packet.
  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 including statement of commitment to raise $3,000 in sponsorship to support the award;
  4. Complete vitae of the nominee including all professional achievements especially in the field of in vitro biology.


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