Through its awards program, the Biophysical Society honors its members and recognizes excellence in biophysics. The Society offers awards in nine different categories. Nominations for the awards are solicited and evaluated by the Biophysical Society Awards Committee.
The nominations submission site for 2019 awardees is now accepting applications through May 1, 2018. Society members are encouraged to nominate candidates by submitting a nomination form and required materials in PDF format through the online nomination site. Please note that the entry does not save until you have clicked the submit button. You are encouraged to have all required materials ready when starting the online nomination process. Nominees may be affiliated with non-academic institutions, however, please note that Society membership is a requirement for the nominator, nominee, and letters of support. For specific information and eligibility requirements, click on the award categories.
All honorees are presented their awards at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.
Please note: The Emily M. Gray Award and the Distinguished Service Award are awarded in alternating years, beginning in the 2019 awards cycle. Nominations for the Emily M. Gray Award will be accepted for 2019 and for the Distinguished Service Award for 2020.
* Overall scientific program and publications of the nominee with an evaluation of her specific contributions * Contributions of the nominee, especially those not apparent in her publications * Characteristics of the nominee indicating leadership and potential
The Ignacio "Nacho" Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society honors the scientific contributions, work, and life of an outstanding biophysical chemist, educator, and mentor. Tinoco’s contributions to the spectroscopic, thermodynamic, structural, and single-molecule study of biopolymers consistently deepened our understanding of fundamental biophysical principles, constantly moving this field toward new frontiers. Through his unconditional devotion to science, he established a highly cooperative, generous, inclusive, and friendly environment for scientific discovery and advancement that should be honored and perpetuated. Accordingly, this award is intended to recognize meritorious investigators who make fundamental and/or seminal contributions to the physical chemistry of biopolymers and/or who actively promote and sustain a collaborative, inclusive, and engaging research environment in the field. The award recipient receives an honorarium of $2,500.