Nominations for the 2021 Protein Society Awards


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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. Nominations are due by or on November 16, 2020.

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. The Young Investigator award nominations are accepted only for nominees within 8 years of starting an independent career (2013 and after).
  4. Nominations are carried over for 1 year. 

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. Nominee's name, professional title, affiliation, e-mail addresses and phone number.
  2. Nominee's Curriculum Vitae (limited to three pages) to include achievements on which the nomination is based and listing of up to 20 publications.
  3. Nominating statement (limit 200 words). Short summary of the nominee’s achievements on which the nomination is based. Please align your comments with the award criteria. This is an important component of the nomination packet.
  4. 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 two pages.
  5. One letter of support. The nominator should arrange for one or more letters seconding the nomination. Supporting letters should be limited to no more than two pages each.
  6. Reprints (optional). Citations or copies of selected key articles may also be included. This is optional and not required.

Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

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

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