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The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Excellence in Science Award 2009

“Recognizing the Research Accomplishments of Women Scientists”


December 1, 2007 - March 4, 2008

****** Electronic Submissions Only ******

The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company to recognize outstanding achievement by women in biological science. All women who are members of one or more of the societies of FASEB are eligible for nomination. Nominations recognize a woman scientist whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.

Nominees are typically women who are relatively senior in their field and nationally known for their outstanding contributions in research, leadership, and mentorship. Recent winners include Mina Bissell, Frances Arnold, Elaine Fuchs, Marilyn Farquhar, Anita Roberts, and Janet Roussant.

The 2009 recipient will receive her award and present an Excellence in Science Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB Member Society. The award includes a $10,000 unrestricted research grant funded by Eli Lilly and Company, travel expenses, complimentary meeting registration, and a plaque in recognition of the award.

Nomination Procedures:

Nominators and their candidates must be members of a FASEB Society. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

All Nominations must be submitted on the FASEB Excellence in Science Award website. Access to the site is located at: www.faseb.org/excellenceinscience. Documents must be uploaded individually in PDF format. Submissions must include all of the following documents:

1. Nomination Letter, setting forth in detail:

  • The contribution(s) to the field that represents the nominee’s outstanding achievement in science;
  • Leadership and mentorship;
  • Evidence of national recognition;
  • Honors and awards; and
  • Synopsis of selected bibliography

2. Full Curriculum Vitae - including all publications

  • 5 Reprints – Exactly
  • 3 Letters of Support from Nominee’s peers– Minimum (maximum of 5)
  • 3 Trainee Recommendations - Exactly

For complete details go to: www.faseb.org/excellenceinscience


For questions, please contact:

Lin Stricker
Senior Executive Assistant
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3998

Tel. (301) 634-7092
Fax (301) 634-7049

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