SSR New Investigator Award

This award recognizes an active Regular Member of the Society for outstanding research completed and published within 12 years after receiving the Ph.D. or other equivalent professional degree. The Awards Committee will consider the originality of the research, the significance and impact of the research in reproductive sciences or allied fields, and the degree to which the nominee's research was independent of that of a mentor. The recipient of the Award will have the honor of presenting his/her research during the 2016 SSR Annual Meeting and at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility.

Support

Sustaining support provided by the SSR New Investigator Fund.​

Award Criteria

  1. Evidence of independence and originality; conceptual breakthrough.
  2. Contribution and significance to the field, particularly to reproductive sciences.
  3. Contribution and significance to allied fields of investigation.
  4. Development of an important new methodology, technology, or clinical procedure with clear applications in basic research, animal, or human clinical practice or assisted reproductive technologies.
  5. Recommendations attesting to the originality and significance of the research.

Submit a Nomination

Current Regular and Emeritus members of the Society may nominate an individual for the SSR New Investigator Award. Click here for the online nomination form. In addition to filling in text fields, you will be asked to attach the following documents:

  1. At least two supporting letters from other individuals, each no longer than 4 pages.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV): The CV should include
    1. professional positions held,
    2. overview of research focus and seminal accomplishments,
    3. honors/awards received,
    4. invited lectures/workshops/symposia,
    5. leadership positions held (e.g. offices in SSR, editorial boards, review committees), 
    6. extramural funding/grant support,
    7. peer-reviewed publications and reviews which highlight the criteria of the award (indicate the total number of publications at the beginning of this section).

Contact Rebecca Krisher, Chair, SSR Awards Committee, with questions about the award. 

Award Recipients

2017: Christopher Geyer, Ph.D
2016: Sarah Kimmins, Ph.D.
2015: Satoshi Namekawa, Ph.D.
2014: Kanako Hayashi, Ph.D.
2013: Stephanie A. Pangas, Ph.D.
2012: Jon M. Oatley, Ph.D.
2011: Derek Boerboom, D.M.V., Ph.D.
2010: Ryan Cabot, Ph.D.
2009: Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D.
2008: Humphrey H.-C. Yao, Ph.D.
2007: Derek J. McLean, Ph.D.
2006: Andrea S. Cupp, Ph.D.
2005: Robert Viger, Ph.D.
2004: Thomas E. Spencer, Ph.D.

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