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Nominations - 2020 Awards

 

Award Nominations - 2020


 

 

Do you know of an outstanding bioscientist who deserves recognition?

 

In 2020 the Biochemical Society will recognize established researchers as well as scientists in the early stages of their career. The Society would like to encourage nominations that reflect the diversity of the bioscience community.


Nominations for the 2020 Awards open in August 2018


Deadline for award nominations: 31 January 2019


 

The following awards will be awarded in 2020:

 


Centenary Award
Colworth Medal
Early Career Research Awards
GlaxoSmithKline Award
Heatley Medal and Prize
Industry and Academic Collaboration Award 
International Award 
Keilin Memorial Lecture
Morton Lecture
Teaching Excellence Award 
Thudichum Medal Lecture


Making an Award Nomination

 

Before submitting a nomination please read the information below carefully to ensure that all requirements are met. Please note that the nomination process has changed for the 2020 Awards to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation

Information for the Candidate:

 

The candidate (nominee) must:



1. submit an email from their institution email address confirming that they agree to be nominated for a Society Award. This email must state that the candidate consents to the Society holding their personal data, for the purposes of managing the Society’s awards portfolio and associated review processes, for a period of one year from the date of submission and indefinitely if the nomination is successful. Please find template text for this email here.  Please note that self-nomination is not permitted


2. submit a short CV (two pages of A4 maximum) and a list of the candidate’s top twenty recent publications (two pages of A4 maximum).  Please note the following exceptions:

 

- The Teaching Excellence Award where a CV is required that emphasizes the candidate’s contribution to the learning and teaching of biochemistry that extends substantially beyond the duties and responsibilities of an academic teacher. Additionally, a list (one page of A4 maximum) of up to 20 outputs evidencing the nominee’s impact should be provided.  Outputs can include but are not limited to: other relevant awards, prizes, pedagogic publications, conference presentations, workshops, blogs, YouTube videos, TED talks, web sites etc. 

The Colworth Medal and Early Career Research Awards, the candidate's full CV and a list of all publications to date are required.  In addition, nominations for the Early Career Research Awards should include a brief research document (one page of A4 maximum) to highlight the candidate's research career to date


3. include on their CV details of any career break taken. Please include the reason for and length of any career break. A career break is considered as any period of time where the candidate is out of work, for reasons including, but not limited to, redundancy, maternity leave, paternity leave, shared parental leave or adoption leave; extended leave to perform a carer role, and/or as a consequence of relocation.  If the candidate has taken a career break for maternity leave or shared parental leave, eligibility for the Colworth Medal, the GlaxoSmithKline Award, the International Award, the Industry and Academic Collaboration Award and the Early Career Research Awards will be extended by 12 months per child. If the candidate or nominator is concerned about the eligibility criteria for an award, please contact the Society at: awards@biochemistry.org. It’s important to provide as much explanatory information as possible in the nomination letter about career breaks taken or other mitigating circumstances. These details will be used by the Awards Committee to make appropriate adjustments when assessing nominations

 


Candidates should email their consent statement, CV and publications or equivalent to awards@biochemistry.org. Candidates should advise their nominator when the documentation has been emailed to the Society. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the awards please email: awards@biochemistry.org or call +44 (0)20 7685 2444.


Information for Nominators and Supporters:

 

Following confirmation from the candidate that they have submitted the necessary documentation, the nominator should:


1. submit a letter on institution/company headed paper nominating the candidate. This letter must summarize the candidate’s achievements and clearly describe the context in which these meet the particular award criteria. Nomination letters should not be longer than two pages of A4. Nomination letters must contain the following statement “I consent to the Society holding my personal data, for the purposes of managing the Society’s awards portfolio and associated review processes, for a period of one year from the date of submission and indefinitely if the nomination is successful.” Please note that self-nomination is not permitted


2. Secure the support of two eminent colleagues who can confirm the suitability of the candidate for the award. Supporters of the nomination are each required to submit a letter on institution/company headed paper. Supporting letters should not be longer than two pages of A4. Supporting letters must contain the following statement “I consent to the Society holding my personal data, for the purposes of managing the Society’s awards portfolio and associated review processes, for a period of one year from the date of submission and indefinitely if the nomination is successful.” Please note the following exceptions:

 

- Industry and Academic Collaboration Award – Either the letter of nomination or one of the letters of support must come from an individual working in Industry

International Award – Either the letter of nomination or one of the letters of support must come from outside of the candidate’s institution and also from outside of the candidate’s country of residence

 

3. If the candidate or nominator is concerned about the eligibility criteria, please contact the Society at: awards@biochemistry.org. It’s important to provide as much explanatory information as possible in the nomination letter about career breaks taken or other mitigating circumstances. These details will be used by the Awards Committee to make appropriate adjustments when assessing nominations

 


Nominators and Supporters must email their letters, along with consent statements, to awards@biochemistry.org by 31 January 2019.


Please note that the Awards Committee will give preference to nominations where the letters of nomination and support demonstrate how the candidate has met the criteria of the Award. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the awards please email: awards@biochemistry.org or call +44 (0)20 7685 2444.