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Inspiration and Resilience Award

Do you know a rising star who has managed to produce outstanding advances in their field, despite having to navigate logistical or funding challenges?

Introduced in 2022, the Inspiration and Resilience Award celebrates individuals who have achieved remarkable success in the molecular biosciences with modest resources, funding or opportunities.

Candidates must demonstrate outstanding promise and resilience. This may include newly established group leaders or researchers in the early stages of their first independent post at an institution with limited funding or access to facilities. This Award is open to all nationalities and the research can be carried out anywhere in the world.

The recipient is given:

  • A grant to attend a relevant event or training course 
  • A trophy 
  • The opportunity to present at a Society event or webinar 
  • The opportunity to be mentored by one of the Biochemical Society Journal’s Associate Editors 
  • An invitation to submit an article to one of our journals, with any fees waived 
  • The opportunity to be a guest editor of a themed issue of a Biochemical Society Journal, published by Portland Press 
  • The opportunity to join a Research Area or The Biochemist Editorial Board and help shape the Society’s content 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded annually 
  • Awarded to an outstanding individual who has achieved remarkable advances in their area considering limited resources, funding, or lack of opportunities available to them 
  • Nominees must demonstrate commitment to build, support, and nurture future talent 
  • Nominees would typically be early to mid-career 
  • Nominees can be either international or UK based 
  • This award is only open to individuals 

The Awards Committee will consider the following aspects of all nominations for the Inspiration and Resilience Award as appropriate:

  • Originality of research 
  • Impact of research 
  • Challenges overcome e.g., lack of resources, funding, equipment 
  • Quality of outputs – publications and/or patents and/or software 
  • Commitment to build, support, and nurture future talent e.g., mentorship 
  • Other indicators of esteem demonstrated by the nominator    
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