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The SIP 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. SIP council has allocated $ 1250 (U.S. dollars) for this award.

Early career scientists are eligible for this award if they meet the following requirements:

Early career scientists must be nominated for this award by an active member of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology. Self-nominations are not accepted. However, if an early career scientist considers to be eligible, this person may ask an SIP member in good standing for the nomination. The deadline for submission of the nominations is June 12, 2022. Candidates can apply multiple times (in different years) as long as they are eligible (see above) but can receive the award only once during their career.


For nominations the online submission form should be completed and the following documents should be submitted as one single PDF:


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 April 1 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.

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 award winner. Overall this presentation will be scheduled in the scientific program with a duration of 30 minutes (hence a double slot in a relevant contributed oral presentation sessions). The abstract for this presentation also needs to be submitted separately to the meeting organizing committee before the meeting’s deadline (please indicate it is the early career award presentation).


Online Application Form


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