CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Career Achievement Award is presented to a senior investigator whose body of work demonstrates a lifetime of outstanding achievement in aerosol science. The nomination should clearly describe the role that the individual's work has played in advancing the field of aerosols in medicine. The nominee does not have to be a member of ISAM. (Deadline: 1 February 2013)
THOMAS T. MERCER AWARD
The Thomas T. Mercer Award, jointly sponsored by ISAM and AAAR, is based on the achievement of excellence in the field of medicinal aerosols and inhalable materials. No other qualifications are required of the recipient. Any member of ISAM or AAAR may make nominations. Membership in either ISAM or AAAR is not required of the nominee. (Deadline: 1 February 2013)
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
The Young Investigator award is given to a scientist who will not be older than 40 years of age in 2012 and who has made significant contributions to the field of aerosols in medicine. The nomination should summarize the contributions of the candidate to the field. The nominee must be a member of ISAM. (Deadline: 1 February 2013)
STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
The Student Research Award is given to an investigator who is currently a full-time student enrolled in an M.D., Ph.D. or Masters program and has demonstrated outstanding independent research in the field of aerosols. Competition for this award is part of the biennial ISAM Congress. In addition to a cash award, the 1st place winner will be sponsored to the ISAM 2013 Congress and will commit to publish part of his/her work in the Journal of Aerosol Medicine. A second and third place winner will each be reimbursed for their travel expenses to the Congress. The nominee does not have to be a member of ISAM.
SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS
For the Career Achievement, TT Mercer and Young Investigator Awards, the nominator must send a letter of nomination, at least two supporting letters, and a current curriculum vita for the nominee. Previous nominations not awarded will require re-nomination. The nominee cannot be a member of any of the awards committees.
For the Student Research Award, only a single letter of nomination from the nominee's academic supervisor is required. This letter of nomination should be accompanied by an abstract summary of the nominee's research, using the form that is required for submission of abstracts to the ISAM Congress. If the nominee submits the same abstract for consideration of inclusion in the Congress program, they should check the box on the abstract form that indicates that it has been nominated for the Student Research Award. The deadline for the nomination is the same as the abstract submission deadline for the Congress.