Eligibility: Applicants should be three to seven years post Ph.D.* on the nomination deadline and in a senior postdoc, assistant professor, or equivalent positions prior to tenure.
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:
- A nomination letter that includes a recommendation for the candidate.
- A one-page statement summarizing the candidate’s work and its fit to the award.
- A CV of the candidate.
- A second recommendation letter.
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-Ph.D. 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.