Honor a colleague by submitting a nomination for one of the following APS awards. Review guidelines and the general instructions prior to submitting your award nomination.
Early Career Awards
Each member of the society may nominate one candidate a year for each of the above mentioned awards. Nominations should address the activities most relevant to the award, with a clear statement of the impact the nominee has had in their specific area of expertise.
nomination packet must include the following supporting material:
Nomination Form is a writeable .pdf. Access nominations form to open; complete the form, save to your computer, and then insert the nomination form as your first page of your complete nomination .pdf file for uploading via the online submission form.
ACCESS NOMINATION FORM
A cover letter with the candidate’s name and the award for which the nomination is made. The letter (not to exceed one page) may provide additional insight into the significance of the contributions that is
not given in the nomination statement or form.
Multiple letters of support should not be provided for a candidate’s nomination. Electronic signatures are accepted.
A nomination statement not to exceed 1,000 words that highlights the contributions of the candidate and includes the candidate’s name, place of birth, and institutions, with degrees and years granted, as well as current position. The statement should be focused and succinct and document the relevancy and impact of the candidate’s contributions to the advancement of science and plant pathology. This statement is used for the award announcement in Phytopathology News.
A 125-word or less awardee narrative statement that is read aloud during the awards ceremony. The following points have been gleaned from experience in narration of many nomination summaries. While there is great room for creativity in this process, the following characteristics are common among the most effective summaries:
Introduce the name efficiently, include current position and affiliation only.
Focus the remainder of the summary on the MOST important and high-impact contribution of the nominee.
Avoid windy institute names, endowed or honorary titles, previous awards, unfamiliar or obscure acronyms or abbreviations. They are awkward in a spoken statement.
Read the finished nomination summary aloud to a few generalist colleagues and revise accordingly.
Please include a phonetic spelling of the nominee's name.
5. A curriculum vitae, not to exceed two pages.
6. A complete list of publications. The list should be separated into the following categories, with
most recent publications first. Abstracts and manuscripts not yet accepted should NOT be included.
- Refereed journal articles
- Extension publications
- Books, reviews, and book chapters
- Technical publications (e.g., monographs, reports, symposium papers, proceedings, etc.)
- Popular publications
- Invited presentations
Submit Your Nomination
The above mentioned materials are to be saved and uploaded via the online nomination form by December 1 of each year. The Awards and Honors Committee will forward their recommendations to APS Council in February. Those receiving awards will be notified by the APS President by late February/early March. Do not e-mail nominations directly to committee members. Nominations must be received via the online submission form for compilation and transmission to the committee.
SUBMIT NOMINATION PACKAGE