The SIP Golden Jubilee Early Career Award
The Council of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology has created an Early Career Scientist award to recognize outstanding contributions from invertebrate pathologists who are in the early stage of their scientific/academic career. The winner of this award will receive an official certificate that will be awarded at the Opening Ceremony of the Society’s Annual Meeting. For the Golden Jubiliee Meeting in San Diego/USA in August 2017, the SIP council has allocated $ 1250 (U.S. dollars) for this award.
Nominations for this award must be made by an active member of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology. Self-nominations are not accepted. However, if an early career scientist considers s/he is eligible, this person can ask an SIP member for the nomination.
The winner of this award will be expected to give a 20 min oral presentation, followed by a 5 min discussion during the Annual Meeting. The nominator (or the respective division chair) will be required to give a 3-5 minutes laudation to introduce the awardee. Overall this presentation will be scheduled in the scientific program with a duration of 30 minutes. The abstract for this presentation will be required to be submitted separately to the meeting organizing committee before the meeting’s deadline.
Early career scientists are eligible for this award if they meet the following requirements:
- The nominee has made significant contributions to the field of invertebrate pathology through research, teaching, and/or outreach after completion of his/her PhD research.
- The PhD degree of the nominee must have been granted no more than eight years prior to the submission deadline for this award.
- The nominee is a current member of SIP and, has been a member for at least the past two years. Nominees with active involvement in the society (e.g. has hold division positions, committee membership, meeting organisation) will be viewed positively.
The deadline for submission of the nominations is January 20, 2017.
For nominations the submission form should be completed online and the following documents should be submitted as one single PDF: Applications for this award will be open November 15.
- The contact information of the nominator
- A nomination letter from a SIP member in good standing
- An endorsement letter from another regular SIP member, who has or has had a different professional relationship with the nominee (e.g. Letters from two former dissertation supervisors will not be accepted). Both these letters should clearly describe the reason for the nomination and the nature of the professional relation to the nominee (if any).
- A nomination statement (maximum length 1000 words): This should contain a thorough, but concise summary of the principal contributions of the nominee to the field of invertebrate pathology (research/teaching/outreach). The nomination should also summarize the candidate’s future goals. The statement should also summarize the services that the nominee has provided to SIP.
- The nominee´s CV (maximum 3 pages). This document should contain the nominee’s current contact information, professional record, including the official date of the PhD degree, employment affiliations, list of prior awards, extramural grant records, society of invertebrate pathology related activities, publications list.
- A proposed abstract for the presentation at the SIP meeting.
Procedure: Soon after the deadline the executive secretary will forward the nominations to the Chair of the Student Contest and Award Committee. A committee, consisting of the Members of the Award Committee, the President-Elect, the Past-President, and the Trustees of SIP, will evaluate and select the best candidate. The Chair of the Award Committee will contact the winner by March 1st and will verify the winner’s attendance at the forthcoming annual meeting of SIP. Once the winner has accepted the award, all nominators will be informed by the Chair of the Award Committee.
Contact person: Monique van Oers (Chair, Student Contest and Awards Committee)