Eligibility: Members of SMBE, who are either graduate students (awarded a primary degree and enrolled full-time for a post-graduate degree – Masters, Doctorate or Higher-Diploma) or postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply. A candidate for the award must be a member of the Society at the time of application at least a month before the first day of the annual meeting.
Application: Via the abstract submission system for the annual meeting for which the award applies.
The application requires:
- An abstract (250 word max) for your proposed presentation.
- A one page expanded summary of the research, including an explanation of the broad significance or importance of the work.
Process: The awardees are determined after review of application materials by one or more committees that will include at least one member of SMBE Council. The selection committee pays particular attention to enhancing geographical and gender diversity.