SSR Awards

Jansen Distinguished Leadership and Service Award

 This award recognizes an active, regular member of the Society who has demonstrated unselfish service and leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology. The letter of nomination should be accompanied by two supporting letters from other individuals. View the procedures for guidelines regarding the length of the nomination and supporting letters. Letters of nomination should specifically address each of the criteria for this award, as described below.

In submitting nominations for the SSR Distinguished Leadership and Service Award, the following criteria (in order of importance) will be considered:

  1. Evidence of service to the discipline, such as organization of meetings, provision of reagents, participation in public advisory groups, contributions to public relations or communications with lay support groups, and related activities.
  2. Evidence of leadership positions in reproductive biology, such as offices in the Society for the Study of Reproduction and related organizations, editorial boards, and national and international review committees.
  3. Evidence of training predoctoral and/or postdoctoral fellows in reproductive biology. Emphasis should be placed on trainees who have attained positions of leadership.
  4. Evidence of a productive career in research. Of particular importance are insights resulting from studies of the nominee that pioneered new areas of significant research in reproductive biology.


      Submit a Nomination
      The nominations Deadline is August 15th, 2021. 
      Send nominating materials to: Dr. Melissa Pepling, Chair, SSR Awards Committee, e-mail:  awards@ssr.org  by August 15th, 2021.

      View the procedures for guidelines regarding the length of the nomination and supporting letters. 

      Please send all nomination materials in a single, consolidated PDF file in the order specified above with the file name format AWARDEE NAME_2022_AWARD NAME, if possible. The preferred method is e-mail to facilitate prompt review by the entire Awards Committee, but please contact Dr. Pepling by email if you must send any nomination documents via a different means.

      View previous SSR Jansen Distinguished Leadership and Service Award recipients HERE