Call for Nominations / Awards

  • 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 was established 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.

Call for Nominations: The Society is seeking nominations for the Karl Meyer Award. This award honors a well-established, currently active scientist who has made widely recognized major contributions to the field of Glycobiology. The award will be presented at the Society's annual meeting. Members wishing to make nominations should follow the guidelines:

Nominees should be members in good standing, except that the 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 2015 Awards Committee are: Christine Szymanski (Chair, President-Elect), Naoyuki Taniguchi (Immediate Past President), Kurt Drickamer (2012 Karl Meyer Awardee), Markus Aebi (2013 Karl Meyer Awardee), Ronald L. Schnaar (2014 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: The nomination package receipt deadline is July 20, 2015. Packages must include the nominee's curriculum vitae with complete bibliography separated into: 
1. original peer-reviewed articles; and
2. other publications (do not include abstracts)

A nominating letter including:
1. a brief description of the scientific achievements that merit the nomination
2. 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.) 

Members wishing to make nominations are strongly encouraged to obtain further details from the society web page. Electronic submissions by email attachment are strongly preferred, and can be sent to Dr. Christopher West, westcm@uga.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 and service to the Society by Dr. Rosalind Kornfeld. The award will be given by the Society for Glycobiology to scientists who have, over their professional lifetimes, made significant contributions with important impact on the field. 

Call for Nominations: The Society is seeking nominations for this award. The SFG Awards Committee will choose the recipient of the Rosalind Kornfeld Award. Members wishing to make nominations should follow the guidelines:

Nominees do not need to be members of the society. Members of the Awards Committee may not be nominated nor are they eligible to submit nominations or contribute letters of support. Christine Szymanski (Chair, President-Elect), Naoyuki Taniguchi (Immediate Past President), Kurt Drickamer (2012 Karl Meyer Awardee), Markus Aebi (2013 Karl Meyer Awardee), Ronald L. Schnaar (2014 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 an opportunity to deliver an oral presentation at the meeting. Prior recipients of the Karl Meyer Award will not be considered until 10 years after having received that award. Unlike the Karl Meyer Award nomination process, there is no requirement of the nominator to contact the candidate nominee to obtain permission or to make the nominee aware of the nomination.

Nominations: The nomination package receipt deadline is July 20, 2015. Packages must include the nominee's curriculum vitae with complete bibliography separated into: 
1. original peer-reviewed articles; and
2. other publications (do not include abstracts)

A nominating letter including:
1. a brief description of the scientific achievements that merit the nomination
2. 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.) 

Members wishing to make nominations are strongly encouraged to obtain further details from the society web page. Electronic submissions by email attachment are strongly preferred, and can be sent to Dr. Christopher West, westcm@uga.edu (Society secretary). 

Student Travel Awards

1) Only grad 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) Application for the travel award will occur during the abstract submission process.
5) Preference will be given to candidates located further from the meeting location.
6) Only two award applications will be considered from any one investigator's laboratory.

NOTE: Travel award submissions are taken electronically during the abstract submission process. Please note that the travel award application is concurrent with abstract submission so you cannot go back and submit this at a later date. Please have all of your material ready to submit the abstract and all of the travel award materials at the same time.

FASEB Travel Awards

The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to encourage and support the participation of underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows at scientific meetings and conferences, and the participation of underrepresented PhD/graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members in leadership development and grantsmanship training seminar programs.  The awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible underrepresented graduate students/postdoctorate scientists in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Applicants must be graduate students or postdocs who are also current/active members of SFG.  New members are not eligible.

To apply, visit  http://www.faseb.org/MARC-and-Professional-Development/Travel-Awards.aspx

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