Introducing the award
The PSNA's prestigious award for early-career phytochemists and plant molecular biochemists is the Elsevier/Phytochemistry Young Investigator Award, sponsored by the journal Phytochemistry from Elsevier.
It is a biennial award and will be awarded again in 2014 to an individual who has exhibited exceptional creativity in and dedication to the field of phytochemistry, plant biochemistry, or plant molecular biology. The recipient will receive $10,000 for proposed research and up to $2,000 for travel and lodging to present a lecture at the 2015 PSNA meeting. The recipient will receive half of the prize money at the 2014 PSNA meeting and half upon submission of a substantive and original review paper to Phytochemistry within the next calendar year.
PSNA members are encouraged to nominate candidates and eligible candidates to submit applications to the Chair of the PSNA Awards Committee, Dr. David Gang, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Eligibility criteria and instructions to apply are available on the society's website at www.psna-online.org. The nominations deadline has now passed.
Yale University, USA
Aimee L. Eggler
Purdue University, USA
The award was introduced in 2012 to help dynamic young scientists who did receive their doctoral degree not more than 10 year ago and currently lead an independent research program in the broader areas of phytochemistry at a university, or at a government- or not-for-profit research institute.
Applicants must be current PSNA members to be eligible. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, four-page research plan, budget, one-page budget justification, and three letters of recommendation. The Applications will be evaluated by society representatives who will also select the winner. The winner will be announced at the PSNA meeting of the same year and is invited to held a presentation at the following PSNA meeting.
The award consists of a cheque for $10,000 and a certificate. It will be presented at the annual meeting of the PSNA meeting in the year the winner is selected.