Nominations for the 2020 Protein Society Awards



The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award                                                                  The Hans Neurath Award
sponsored by The Protein Society                                                 sponsored by the Neurath Foundation

The Carl Brändén Award                                                               The Christian B. Anfinsen Award
sponsored by Rigaku                                                                            sponsored by The Protein Society

The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award                       The Protein Science Young Investigator Award

sponsored by Genentech                                                                                  sponsored by Wiley 



The Protein Society Awards recognize excellence across the diverse disciplines that collectively advance our understanding of proteins; their structure, function, design, and application. The Awards honor researchers who have distinguished themselves with significant achievements in protein research and those who have made outstanding contributions in leadership, teaching, and service. Nominations are submitted by Protein Society members, awarded by The Protein Society Executive Council, and recipients are honored at the Annual Protein Society Symposium. We will present the 2020 Awards at the World Conference on Protein Science (34th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society) in Sapporo, Japan, July 7 - July 10, 2020. Nominations are due by or on  November 15, 2019.

Nominations should be made for a specific award, but the awards committee reserves the right to consider a nomination under a different category. We encourage you to log in as a member before completing your nomination. 



  1. Primary nominator must be a member of The Protein Society (TPS).
  2. TPS Council members may not submit nominations, nor provide letters of support.


  1. Any nominee who has won an award from TPS in the past 10 years is not eligible for nomination.
  2. TPS council members are not eligible for nomination during their term or for 3 years subsequent to serving.
  3. Apart from the Young Investigator Award, there are no age or gender requirements for any of the awards. TPS encourages nominations of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Multiple nominations

  1. A TPS member can nominate only one individual, for only one award, but he or she can submit letters of support for multiple nominees.
  2. An individual may be nominated by different TPS members for any number of awards.
  3. If two independent nominators nominate the same person for the same award, the nominations will be combined into one.

Completed Nominations must include:


  1. Name, professional title, affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, phone number.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (limited to three pages) to include achievements on which the nomination is based and listing of up to 20 publications.


  1. Nominating statement. This statement should summarize the achievements on which the nomination is based, in no more than 200 words.
  2. Nominating letter, including name and signature, professional title, affiliation, postal and e-mail address and phone number. The nominating letter should elaborate on the nominating statement and provide the context for, and specific details about, the nominee’s contributions. The letter should explain why the nominee is deserving of the award for which they are being nominated. Please limit the nominating letter to no more than three pages.

 Supporting letters:

  1. The nominator should arrange for two or more letters seconding the nomination. Supporting letters should be limited to no more than two pages each.

 Reprints (optional):

  1. Citations or copies of selected key articles may also be included. This is optional and not required.



Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

For questions or assistance, please e-mail us at


We encourage you to log in as a member before completing your nomination. 

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