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FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

The FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award highlights major contributions by female scientists to life sciences research. Winners of the award are inspiring role models for future generations of women in science. The award is a joint initiative of EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) .
Each year the exceptional achievements of one woman working in the life sciences in Europe will be rewarded. The winner will receive 10,000 euro, a bronze statue and the opportunity to give a plenary lecture at the FEBS Congress.

Nominees should be women scientists working in an EMBC Member State or FEBS member country, who have made outstanding contributions to life sciences research and significantly advanced our understanding of a particular discipline in the last five years. The award is generally not meant to be for lifetime achievements. Their research can cover any area of the life sciences including agricultural and biomedical research.

Nominations can be made via the online nomination system. The closing date for nominations for the award is 15 October.

The following documents will be required:

Nomination letter
Support letter 1
Support letter 2
Nominee CV (max. three pages, including list of most relevant publications)

The nomination letters should give details of the nominee’s contribution(s) to the field and describe any outstanding achievements. Please include evidence of international recognition, leadership and mentorship qualities, as well as honours and awards.

The committee find it informative to have an overview of the candidate’s career, but are most interested in contributions within the last five years.