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Call for Nominations: Women in Cell Biology Awards Program
1. WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research—a woman in an early stage of her career (within six years of appointment to an independent position at the nomination deadline) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one from outside the nominee's institution.
2. WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research—a woman at the mid-career level (7-15 years in an independent position at the nomination deadline) who has demonstrated a track record of exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and/or has effectively translated cell biology across disciplines, and who exemplifies a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
3. WICB Senior Leadership Award—a woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers.
Provide a letter of nomination highlighting scientific achievements as well as examples of leadership and mentoring, a CV, and up to five letters of support. At least one letter must come from outside the nominee's institution, and two must be from current or former mentees of the nominee. Letters should include specifics of the nominee's mentoring history.
Each winner is presented with an honorarium and a plaque at the ASCB Annual Meeting. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid. Please note that candidates may be nominated more than once, and members of the WICB Committee are not eligible. Nominators must be ASCB members.
Deadline is April 1 (electronic submission only; please send email to email@example.com
Women Chemists Committee Rising Star Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society with its mission to be leaders in attracting, retaining, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences. Established in 2011, the WCC Rising Star Award recognizes exceptional early to mid-career women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level. To be given annually, this award is also intended to help promote retention of women in science.
The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.
The Award includes the following:
• The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting.
The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
• A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
• Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.
The award is open to all female ACS members in chemistry and chemical engineering working in academic, industrial, government, non-profit or other employment sectors. Appropriate candidates will typically be no more than 15 years from receipt of their terminal scientific degree and have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Applicants can either be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual for this award.
The following are not eligible:
• those who are already widely acknowledged and recognized in their area of chemistry or chemical engineering and are at the pinnacle of their careers;
• ACS national award winners;
• those who have received a prior award under this program;
• members of the National Women Chemists Executive Committee
The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 30 (extended from June 15).
In the online nomination process, the nominator will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Nominee’s resume or C.V.
• Primary nominator letter in support of nomination. Letter should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Two secondary nominator letters in support of nomination are optional, but recommended. Letters should not exceed 800 words (maximum of 2 pages), with no less than 11pt font.
• Nominee’s areas of expertise; notable accomplishments; publications, presentations and/or patents; and, honors and awards
• Proposed citation for the award.
A hard copy application form may also be requested from ACS Diversity Programs:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Fax: 202-776-8003
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Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
The Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship was established by Paul R. Jones, in memory of his wife, to provide scholarships for female undergraduate majors in chemistry or related disciplines who are beginning their junior or senior years of study. Priscilla Carney Jones wished to have this scholarship established because of the difficulties she faced as a female chemist early in her career.
The scholarship is a one-time award on the basis of both need and scholarship. The award amount is subject to available funding, but will be a minimum of $1,500. The award is sent directly to the recipient’s financial aid office and may be used for tuition, books, and lab fees. On-and-off campus housing, transportation, and other personal fees (e.g., sorority dues) may not be paid from this award.
To be considered a candidate, students must meet the following criteria:
• Rising junior or senior female undergraduate student
• Enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
• Major in chemistry or chemistry-related science
Students in pre-med programs who intend to go to medical school are not eligible for this scholarship.
• Completed research or plan to conduct research during undergraduate years
• Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
• US citizen or permanent resident
• Able to demonstrate evidence of financial need
The current application deadline is May 1. All application materials must be received by this deadline.
In the online application process, the applicant will be required to provide/upload the following:
• Applicant statement to describe why the applicant is a good candidate to receive the scholarship
• Community service statement to describe the applicant’s community service activities and related responsibilities
• Leadership statement to describe the key leadership roles that the applicant has fulfilled
• Research presentations/publications list
• Research summary to summarize the specific nature of research (or planned research) and the applicant’s role in it
• Future goals statement to summarize applicant’s future plans and goals
• Resume / C.V.
• Copy of the most recent award letter from the applicant’s institution outlining all costs of attendance and itemizing any financial awards, scholarships, or grants the applicant receives
• A reference form from the applicant’s academic/research advisor, which includes a letter of recommendation.
• In addition, estimated unmet need for the next academic year must be indicated on the application form. Unmet financial need is equal to the cost of tuition, academic fees, and books minus the estimated family contribution and any scholarships/grants.
Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award
The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences.
Award Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States. Grant funds are limited, but there are some funds designated for undergraduates.
In additional to financial support, the award provides networking opportunities for recipients who attend an ACS national meeting. The WCC hosts a poster session and reception for awardees at each national meeting. In addition, awardees are invited to the WCC Luncheon where they receive recognition. The luncheon also provides a valuable networking opportunity as awardees sit at the head tables along with ACS governance and WCC members. Lastly, awardees are invited to a private dinner with WCC members which is generously sponsored by the ACS Executive Director.
Applications should be limited to one per research group. Awards will be given with preference to the following order:
1. Any applicant who will be making her first presentation (regardless of format) at a national or major meeting.
2. Graduate or postdoctoral applicants who have not presented at a national or major meeting since completing their undergraduate degree.
Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Those who have received a prior award under this program are ineligible.
The WCC Attracting Subcommittee reviews applications and selects awardees.
The deadlines for receipt of applications are:
• February 15 for meetings between July 1st and December 31st
•September 15 for meeting between January 1st and June 30th
• A resume or C.V. (include permanent address).
• A copy of her abstract submission which should include her abstract title, author(s), and text. (The abstract submission confirmation will be required when funds are awarded)
• A letter detailing the reasons why she wants this award (both scientific and financial), and specifying whether she has made a previous presentation at a national or major meeting.
• A letter from her advisor confirming her participation in the meeting at which she will be making her presentation, commenting on her technical ability and potential, and listing any other travel support that would be available from the department or research grants.
Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award
Established in 1984.
Deadline for nominations: May 1 of each year.
This award honors the memory of Dr. Margaret Dayhoff, former President of the Biophysical Society, Professor of Biophysics at Georgetown University, and Director of Research at the National Biomedical Research Foundation. Presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, the award includes an honorarium of $2,000.
The Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award is given to a woman who holds very high promise or has achieved prominence while developing the early stages of a career in biophysical research within the purview and interest of the Biophysical Society. Achievement means that the candidate has already published substantial contributions to science; promise means that the candidate shows indications of leadership in ideas, organization, or other ways manifest for her colleagues within the scientific community. A candidate who has already received university tenure by the due date on nomination is not eligible. A candidate having a PhD or equivalent degree shall be eligible until she has completed 10 years of full-time work following the degree. A candidate with a Baccalaureate degree but without a PhD shall have 12 years of eligibility. Time taken off for child-rearing will not be counted in this total. Part-time work and other special circumstances will be evaluated at the discretion of the Committee. Candidates who work in non-academic environments are eligible if their work is published, meets academic standards, and they do not have tenure equivalency.
Nominee must be a woman who holds very high promise or has achieved prominence while developing the early stages of a career in biophysical research.
Nominee must be a member of the Society in good standing.
Nominator must submit completed Nomination Form and required documents.
Nomination packets must include the following:
Completed Award Nomination Form
The most important item is a nominator’s letter with a personal recommendation. The letter should be no more than 4 pages, in a style similar to that supporting a promotion, and should comment as specifically as possible on:
* Overall scientific program and publications of the nominee with an evaluation of her specific contributions
* Contributions of the nominee, especially those not apparent in her publications
* Characteristics of the nominee indicating leadership and potential
Two supporting letters
Nominee’s curriculum vitae, including honors previously received
A publications list: Please attach a set of 3 papers that illustrate the merits of the nominee's contributions to science.
Include any personal hardship or other obstacle that has prevented the nominee from advancing at a normal rate including, but not limited to, family responsibilities or severely disadvantaged background. Please include your estimate of the number of years of extension appropriate to the circumstances. The judging standards will be the same for all nominees but the eligibility period may be extended with the agreement of the committee.
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