Award Nominations - 2018



Do you know of an outstanding bioscientist who deserves recognition?


In 2018 the Biochemical Society will recognize established researchers as well as scientists in the early stages of their career. The Society is delighted to announce the introduction of 3 new awards to the portfolio: Teaching Excellence Award, Industry and Academic Collaboration Award and the International Award.  The Society would like to encourage nominations that reflect the diversity of the bioscience community.

Nominations are now closed. 


Making an award nomination


The Society requests that you submit the following information online:



  • a letter nominating the candidate which summarizes his/her achievements and clearly describes the context in which these meet the particular award criteria. Nomination letters should not be longer than two sides of A4. Please note that self-nomination is not permitted.        
  •  two supporting letters from eminent colleagues confirming suitability for the award. Supporting letters should not be longer than two sides of A4.

  • a brief CV (2 sides of A4) and list of the nominee's top twenty recent publications, except for the Colworth Medal and Early Career Research Awards, where 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 to highlight the nominee's research career to date.

  • Details of any career break taken (for the Colworth Medal, the GlaxoSmithKline Award, the International Award, the Industry and Academic Collaboration Award and the Early Career Research Awards).  Please include the reason for a career break (a career break is considered as any period of time where the nominee is out of work, for reasons including, but not limited to, redundancy, maternity/paternity or adoption leave, extended leave to perform a carer role, and/or as a consequence of relocation). The length of the career break is required. As a guide, the length of career break for maternity or paternity leave should not exceed one year per child. 

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, nominations are valid for one further round beyond the year nominated, where the career stage criteria of awards permit.


Questions? Contact Rowena Mitchell, Membership Manager

The following awards will be awarded in 2018:

The Centenary Award
The Colworth Medal
Early Career Research Award: Biological Systems 
Early Career Research Award: Cells 
Early Career Research Award: Computational Biology 
Early Career Research Award: Molecular Structure & Function

Teaching Excellence Award

GlaxoSmithKline Award
Industry and Academic Collaboration Award
International Award
Keilin Memorial Lectureship
Morton Lectureship
The Novartis Medal and Prize