2022 CALL FOR SFG AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The SFG is seeking nominations from SFG members for candidates for the following 2022 Awards, each of which is described below.

The SFG Awards Committee will choose the recipients of the Meyer, Kornfeld and Significant Achievement Awards, and the Board of Directors will choose the recipient(s) of the Distinguished Service Award. However, all SFG members are invited and encouraged to submit nominations following the guidelines given below. 

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.

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. 


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.

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. Depending on the nominee pool, zero, one, or multiple Rosalind Kornfeld Awards may be given in a single year. 


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.

Nominees should be new or mid-career scientists at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Full Professors or those at an equivalent non-academic rank are not eligible. If a nominee is promoted to the rank of Full Professor or equivalent during the time in which their nomination packet is active, they will no longer be eligible for this Award. 

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. 


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.

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. Depending on the nominee pool, zero, one, or multiple Distinguished Service Awards may be given in a single year. 


Instructions for Submitting Nominations

Please adhere to the following SFG Award eligibility rules: 

  1. No self-nominations are allowed.

  2. Previous recipients of any SFG Award, including the President's Innovator, are no longer eligible for that same Award.

  3. Previous recipients of any SFG Award, including the President's Innovator, are ineligible for any SFG Award for 7 years. Nominees in the 2020 and 2021 pools are exempt for the duration of their current nomination periods.
     
  4. Current Awards Committee members may not be nominated nor can they submit nominations for any SFG Award, except the SFG Distinguished Service Award. Current Awards Committee members are: Susan Bellis, Nancy Dahms, Robert Linhardt, Kelley Moremen and John Hanover.

  5. Only current SFG members are allowed to submit a nomination packet for SFG Award candidates.

  6. Please review and adhere to the specific eligibility rules for each SFG Award given above. 

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 next SFG annual meeting.


For all nomination packages:

Please submit a nominating letter including:

  • A brief description of the scientific achievements and/or service contributions that merit the nomination.
  • 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 their respective pools. However, nominators may submit a fresh nomination packet for an active nominee or they can re-nominate an inactive nominee by submitting a fresh nomination packet which will reset the 3-year clock. Finally, as noted above, if an active nominee for the Significant Achievement Award is promoted to Full Professor or the equivalent, this will supercede the 3 year duration of the nomination packet and the nominee will no longer be eligible for this Award.  

 


DEADLINE for receipt of all nomination packages is 5:00 PM, MDT, June 10, 2022