Eligibility: Applicants must be between eight and fifteen years post Ph.D.* as of the nomination deadline, and should be Associate Professors or recently promoted Full Professor. Members of the SMBE Council are not eligible for any awards during their years on council or in the year immediately following their service.
Nomination: Nomination will be an open process that begins with a call to SMBE members, typically early in the calendar year.
All nominations will include:
Process: The President will convene an awards committee who will choose among those nominated. It may also choose not to award the prize if no suitable candidates are nominated.
*Years post-PhD may be modified in the case of extenuating circumstances, such as childbirth, etc. Extenuating circumstances will be considered by the awards committee on a case-by-case basis.