SMBE honors outstanding researchers each year with four distinctive awards. They are the:
- Allen Wilson Junior Award for Independent Research
- Margaret Dayoff Mid-Career Award
- Motoo Kimura Lifetime Contribution Award
- SMBE Community Service Award
SMBE is now calling for nominations for these awards and is asking you to consider nominating a worthy colleague.
The nominations will be due on January 19, 2018.
Briefly, the Junior Award for Independent Research is intended for nominees in tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level or equivalent; the Mid-Career Award is for the research contributions of faculty nearing promotion to Full Professor or in the early stages as a Full Professor; the Lifetime Contribution Award is for exceptional contributions to the published literature in the field of molecular biology and evolution; and the Community Service Award recognizes outstanding efforts on behalf of the Society and the broader scientific community. Awardees will receive a cash prize and a trip to the upcoming SMBE Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan (July 8-12, 2018).
Here are links to the pages describing these awards:
Allan Wilson Junior Award for Independent Research
Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award
Community Service Award
Motoo Kimura Lifetime Contribution Award
Nominations require a nomination letter, which should clearly indicate the award under consideration and also serve as a recommendation letter; a separate one-page summary of the nominee’s qualifications for the award; a CV of the nominee; and an additional letter of recommendation. Self-nomination is not allowed. The nominator need not be an SMBE member, but the nominee must be a member of SMBE to be considered for the award.
The materials should be compiled into a single PDF file, and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMBE Awards Committee Chair