SFG Awards Programs & Opportunities

  • Karl Meyer Lectureship Award
  • Rosalind Kornfeld Award For Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology
  • Student Travel Awards
  • FASEB Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Award


Karl Meyer Lectureship Award

In 1990 the Society established the Karl Meyer Lectureship Award to honor the distinguished career of Karl Meyer and his outstanding contributions to the field of Glycobiology. This international award is now presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society to a well-established scientist with a currently active research program who has made widely recognized major contributions to the field of Glycobiology.

Nominees should be members in good standing, except members of the Awards Committee may not be nominated nor are they eligible to submit nominations. The members of the 2016 Awards Committee are: Karen Colley (Chair, President-Elect), J. Michael Hawkeye Pierce (Immediate Past President), Markus Aebi (2013 Karl Meyer Awardee), Ronald L. Schnaar (2014 Karl Meyer Awardee), and Bob Haltiwanger (2015 Karl Meyer Awardee). Previous award recipients should not be nominated. Before submitting the nomination to the Society, the primary nominator shall contact the candidate to obtain permission to nominate him or her, and to make the nominee aware of the nomination and selection processes.

Nominations: A call for nominations is typically posted in May-June of each year with deadline for receipt of the nomination package in late July of each year.

Nomination packages must include:

1. The nominee's curriculum vitae with complete bibliography separated into: 
a. Original peer-reviewed articles.
b. Other publications (do not include abstracts).

2. A nominating letter including:
a. A brief description of the scientific achievements that merit the nomination.
b. Other aspects of the nominee's career that might be taken into consideration (e.g., mentorship of trainees, impact on the field, service to the Society, etc.).

Please note:  No letters of support are required and none will be accepted.

Electronic submissions by email attachment are strongly preferred, and can be sent to Dr. Don Jarvis, dljarvis@uwyo.edu (Society secretary).



Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology

The Rosalind Kornfeld Award for Lifetime Achievement in Glycobiology was established in 2008 to honor the distinguished scientific career of Dr. Rosalind Kornfeld, as well as her outstanding service to the Society. The Society for Glycobiology will give this award to scientists who have made significant contributions with an important impact on the field over their professional lifetimes. 

The Awards Committee will choose the recipient of the Rosalind Kornfeld Award. Members are encouraged to submit nominations under the following guidelines: 

Nominees do not need to be members of the society and may be either employed or retired. Members of the Awards Committee may not be nominated nor are they eligible to submit nominations or contribute letters of support. The members of the 2016 Awards Committee are: Karen Colley (Chair, President-Elect), J. Michael Hawkeye Pierce (Immediate Past President), Markus Aebi (2013 Karl Meyer Awardee), Ronald L. Schnaar (2014 Karl Meyer Awardee), and Bob Haltiwanger (2015 Karl Meyer Awardee). Consideration of candidates may occur annually. The award will be given only in years during which a deserving candidate is nominated and identified and multiple awards may be given. The Rosalind Kornfeld Award winner will be offered the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation at the meeting. Prior recipients of the Karl Meyer Award will not be considered for the Rosalind Kornfeld Award until 10 years after having received the Meyer award. Unlike the Karl Meyer Award process, the nominator is not required to contact the nominee to obtain permission or make the nominee aware of the nomination.

Nominations: A call for nominations is typically posted in May-June of each year with deadline for receipt of the nomination package in late July of each year. 

Nomination packages must include:

1.The nominee's curriculum vitae with complete bibliography separated into:
a. Original peer-reviewed articles.
b. Other publications (do not include abstracts).

2. A nominating letter including:
a. A brief description of the scientific achievements that merit the nomination.
b. Other aspects of the nominee's career that might be taken into consideration (e.g., mentorship of trainees, impact on the field, service to the Society, etc.).

Please note:  No letters of support are required and none will be accepted.

Electronic submissions by email attachment are strongly preferred, and can be sent to Dr. Don Jarvis, dljarvis@uwyo.edu (Society secretary).



Student Travel Awards

1) Only graduate students and Postdocs within 5 years of receiving their PhD are eligible.
2) Requires submission of a CV and mentor support letter.
3) Both the applicant and mentor must be paid members of the Society.
4) Travel award applications are submitted together with the abstract, during the process of submitting an abstract for presentation at the Annual Society for Glycobiology meeting.
5) Preference will be given to candidates located further from the meeting location.
6) Only two award applications will be considered from any individual investigator's laboratory.

Please note:  Travel award applications are submitted electronically during the abstract submission process. You must submit the travel award application and abstract concurrently. Once the abstract is submitted, you may not go back and submit a Travel award application at a later date. Please have your abstract and all of your travel award application materials ready to submit at the same time.

DEADLINE: Same as Annual Meeting Abstract Submission deadline. This year's deadline: August 26, 2016. 


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