2021 CALL FOR AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The SFG is seeking nominations from SFG members for candidates for our annual Awards, each of which is described below.

Your nomination packages will be reviewed by the 2021 SFG Awards Committee, which will choose the recipients, but all SFG members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations. 

Nominations are valid for three years, so the packages for nominees who are not selected for an Award in 2021 will be rolled into the next two pools and re-considered by the 2022 and, if necessary, the 2023 SFG Awards Committees.

Please follow the guidelines given below to prepare and send your nomination packages to [email protected] no later than 5:00 PM (MDT) on July 16, 2021. 

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 Award is presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the Society followed by a formal lecture by the Awardee.

The Society is seeking nominations for the Karl Meyer Award at this time. The Awards Committee will choose the recipient, but all SFG members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations under the following guidelines:

Nominees should be well-established scientists with currently active research programs who have made major and widely recognized contributions to the field of glycobiology. Nominees should be SFG members in good standing. Members of the Awards Committee may not be nominated nor are they eligible to submit nominations. Previous Karl Meyer Award recipients may not be nominated and self nominations are not allowed. 


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. This Award is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society followed by a formal lecture by the Awardee.

The Society is seeking nominations for the Rosalind Kornfeld Award at this time. The Awards Committee will choose the recipient, but all SFG members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations under the following guidelines:

Nominees should be scientists who have made significant contributions with an important impact on the field of glycobiology over the course of their professional lifetimes. Nominees do not need to be SFG members and may be either employed or retired. Members of the Awards Committee may not be nominated nor are they eligible to submit nominations. Self nominations are not allowed. Depending on the nominee pool, zero, one, or multiple Rosalind Kornfeld Awards may be given in a single year. Prior recipients of the Karl Meyer Award will not be considered until 10 years after having received that award. 


Glycobiology Significant Achievement Award

The Glycobiology Significant Achievement Award was established in 2016 by Oxford University Press (publisher of Glycobiology) and the Society for Glycobiology. This Award is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society followed by a formal lecture by the Awardee.

The Society is seeking nominations for the Glycobiology Significant Achievement Award at this time. The Awards Committee will choose the recipient, but all SFG members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations under the following guidelines:

Nominees should be new or mid-career scientists at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Full Professors are not eligible. Nominees do not need to be SFG members, but they should have an active research program and a key discovery during their early careers that had or has the potential to have a substantial impact on the field of glycobiology. Members of the Awards Committee may not be nominated nor are they eligible to submit nominations. Self nominations are not allowed. Previous Glycobiology Significant Achievement Award recipients should not be nominated. 


Society for Glycobiology Distinguished Service Award

The Society for Glycobiology Distinguished Service Award was established in 2021 and is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society. No formal lecture is given by the Awardee.

The Society is seeking nominations for the Society for Glycobiology Distinguished Service Award at this time. The SFG Board of Directors will choose the recipient, but all SFG members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations under the following guidelines:

Nominees should have a sustained record of distinguished service to the Society for Glycobiology and/or the glycobiology community. Nominees do not need to be SFG members and may be employed or retired. Self nominations are not allowed. Depending on the nominee pool, zero, one, or multiple Distinguished Service Awards may be given in a single year. 


Instructions for Submitting Nominations

Please review and follow the eligibility guidelines for each SFG Award, as described above.

      2021 Awards Committee includes Vlad Panin, Michael Tiemeyer, Naoyuki Taniguchi, Robert Linhardt, and Kelley Moremen.

Please note if your nominee wins an Award, you will be asked to write a one page biography and introduce the winner prior to their talk at the 2021 Society for Glycobiology meeting.

For all nomination packages:

Please submit a nominating letter including:

      a. A brief description of the scientific achievements and/or service contributions 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 do not submit any letters of support. None are required and none will be accepted.

For all nomination packages EXCEPT the Society for Glycobiology Distinguished Service Award:

Please ALSO submit the nominee's curriculum vitae with complete bibliography separated into:

      a. Original peer-reviewed articles.

      b. Other publications (do not include abstracts).

Please send all nomination packages as emails with attachments to:  Don Jarvis ([email protected]), SFG Secretary.

 

Please note nomination packets remain “active” and are considered by the Awards Committees for a total of three years before they are removed from the pool. However, nominators are allowed to submit a fresh nomination packet for active nominees and are also allowed to re-nominate (and re-set the 3-year clock) for an inactive nominee by submitting a fresh nomination packet.

 

 


DEADLINE for receipt of all nomination packages is 5:00 PM, MDT, July 16, 2021