How to nominate

Do you know of an outstanding molecular bioscientist who deserves recognition?

With our 2-stage nomination process, it's never been easier to submit a nomination for the Biochemical Society Awards.

Nominations for the 2026 Awards will be opening in July, with 14 categories accepting submissions that recognise achievement across all career stages and sectors. We strongly encourage submissions that reflect the diversity of the molecular bioscience community, particularly for support staff, teams, industry partners and teachers in higher education.

  • Stage 1: initial nominations are submitted via an online form by 1 November 2024
  • Stage 2: full nominations are submitted for shortlisted candidates by 31 January 2025

Please read the following information carefully to ensure all requirements are met when nominating.


Did you know?
  • Nominations can be made by and for anyone (you don’t have to be a Biochemical Society member) 
  • Self-nomination is not permitted 
  • Support letters are not required unless your nominee is shortlisted 
  • Nominations are welcomed from international and UK based individuals
  • Feedback will now be given to all non-shortlisted nominations 
  • Nominations are submitted via SurveyMonkey Apply 

If you have any questions about the nomination process or eligibility of your nominee, please contact our Awards Department

  • Initial nomination deadline - 1 November 2024
  • Shortlisted nominators contacted - December 2024
  • Full nomination deadline - 31 January 2025
  • Winners announced - April 2025

To submit an initial nomination for the Biochemical Society Awards, nominators must complete and submit the nomination form via SurveyMonkey Apply. Each nomination form is tailored to the specific criteria for each award, and no further information about the nominee will be submitted to the Awards Committee at this point. The deadline for initial nominations is 1 November 2024

Please ensure you read the specific Award criteria and judging aspects before submitting an initial nomination. Information can be found on the individual award pages.

The Awards Committee will review each nomination form and compile a shortlist for each Award category. Shortlisted nominators will then be contacted in December 2024 and invited to submit a full nomination by 31 January 2025. Failure to submit a full nomination will result in your nomination being withdrawn.  

Non-shortlisted nominations will receive feedback to support them in future nominations. 

Shortlisted nominations will then be required to submit additional information from both the nominator and nominee to help boost the nomination during the final discussions. Additional information may include: two letters of support from people who are best placed to judge the impact of the nominee’s work, a CV, ORCID no, etc. The deadline for full nominations is 31 January 2025

Support letters: 

These support letters are your opportunity to highlight any information not mentioned in the initial nomination, or other indicators of esteem that demonstrate how your candidate fulfils the criteria of the award. Both letters of support should be written on institution/company headed paper and should summarize the candidate’s achievements while clearly describing the context in which these meet the particular award criteria. The letters should not be longer than two pages of A4 and should be submitted by individuals best placed to judge the impact of the nominee’s work. The full criteria and judging aspects can be found on the individual award pages. 

The Biochemical Society Award winners will be announced in April 2025, with all nominees and nominators contacted beforehand to organize related marketing and promotional opportunities. 

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2025 Awards

Nominations for the Biochemical Society 2025 Awards have now closed. Keep an eye out for the winner announcement in April 2024!

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