2014 Society Fellows Awards

The Biophysical Society Fellows Awards program has been reinstated for the 2014 awards cycle, with nominations due May 1, 2013. The program was suspended for one year to allow for the development of a more manageable and fair selection process. In the past, the Society Awards Committee was responsible for the selection of all nine Society awards, including the Fellows. The number of Fellow nominations and diversity of scientific expertise required to fairly evaluate all candidates, however, became overwhelming for one committee. An ad hoc subcommittee, chaired by Steven Block, Stanford University, conducted an extensive analysis before developing a proposal, which was approved by the Board and Council, to establish a separate Fellows Committee charged with the solicitation and selection of Fellows. The first Fellows Committee, which is chaired by the Society President, met in Philadelphia and made slight modifications to the material required for nominations and clarified the criteria for the award: sustained scientific excellence in biophysics. For the full description of the award and to submit a nomination, visit: http://biophysics.org/Awards Opportunities/SocietyAwards/tabid/467/Default.aspx.

March 2013 Table of Contents