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Tuesday, November 24, 2015


FASEB is seeking nominations for its 2017 Excellence in Science Award that recognizes the significant accomplishments of women scientists. We look forward to another list of nominees that reads like a Who's Who of international science, containing the names of outstanding women in science who have accomplished scientific work of lasting impact and have contributed substantially to training the next generation of scientists.
The Excellence in Science Award recognizes outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  All women who are members of one or more of FASEB Member Societies will be eligible for nomination. Nominations recognize a woman whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.
Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Scientific achievements including landmark discoveries, high impact publications, and scientific leadership
Training of students and postdoctoral fellows including impact on careers and teaching efforts
Contributions to the broader scientific community, such as leadership in professional organizations, university service and leadership, and public outreach
Nomination Procedures:
Nominators and their candidates must be members of at least one FASEB Member Society but do not have to be members of the same society. Self-nominations will not be accepted.  All nominations must be submitted on the FASEB nomination form (available on the FASEB website).  Access to the site will be available as of January 1, 2016.
Submissions must include all of the following documents that are to be uploaded individually in PDF format.
Nomination letter, setting forth in detail:
-  Contributions to the field that represent the nominee's outstanding achievement in science
-  Evidence of leadership
-  Evidence of mentorship
-  Evidence of national recognition
-  Honors and awards
-  Synopsis of selected bibliography
-  Complete curriculum vitae documenting:
-  All publications
-  Leadership roles
-  Mentorship
-  Teaching
-  Honors and recognition
-  Grant awards
Five nominee reprints demonstrating most significant contributions
Three letters of support from the nominee's peers illustrating impact on the field
Three letters of recommendation from trainees illustrating mentorship and impact on careers
These nomination instructions also appear on the FASEB website.  Follow this link:
FASEB Excellence in Science Award
Nominations must be submitted on the FASEB nomination form (available on the FASEB website) by Midnight (EST) on March 1, 2016.

URL: http://www.faseb.org/About-FASEB/Awards/Excellence-in-Science-Award.aspx
Contact Person: Linda Stricker  (lstricker@faseb.org)

Monday, November 16, 2015

NC3Rs £20k Prize for Best Paper with 3Rs Impact

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is seeking nominations for its 2015 competition of the 3Rs Prize.

The deadline for applications is this week at 4 pm (GMT), Thursday 19 November 2015.

The prize of up to £20k is awarded to the author(s) of a paper which has made an exceptional contribution towards scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs, in medical, biological or veterinary sciences.

The prize is open to researchers from academia and industry internationally. Further details of the prize and the nomination process can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk/3rsprize, or by emailing 3rsprize@nc3rs.org.uk

URL: http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/3rsprize

Contact Person: Kasia Makowska (katarzyna.makowska@nc3rs.org.uk)