Nominations open for the 2020 Awards

Diversity Travel Award

The SIMB Diversity Travel Award has been established to promote diversity and to increase the participation of underrepresented minority groups in the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) amongst the graduate students making presentations at the SBFC: Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals meeting.

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Charles D. Scott Award

The Charles D. Scott Award is presented each year at the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. The nominees must have made one or more outstanding research contributions in biotechnology for the production of fuels and chemicals. These contributions should be of exceptional merit, reflecting independence of thought and originality that adds appreciably to scientific knowledge. Activities such as journal editing, organizing and chairing conferences, and serving scientific societies in official capacities may be considered, but the most important factor in selecting an awardee will be research accomplishments. The recipient of the Charles D. Scott Award will receive a plaque and complimentary registration for three successive annual meetings of the Symposium.

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Raphael Katzen Award

The Raphael Katzen Award is presented at the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. The nominee must have made substantial contributions to the development of commercial biotechnology for the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. These contributions should be of exceptional merit, reflecting significant advancements in technology or commercial practices leading toward implementation. Activities such as fundamental research, publications, journal editing, organizing and chairing conferences, and serving scientific societies in official capacities may be considered, but the most important factor in selecting an awardee will be accomplishments in commercialization. The recipient of the Raphael Katzen Award will receive a plaque and complimentary registration for three successive annual meetings of the Symposium.

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Bioeconomy Leadership Award

The “Bioeconomy Leadership Award” is given on behalf of the SBFC community to a company or non-governmental organization that has significantly advanced the development of a renewable resource-based fuels and chemicals economy. This award is intended to recognize demonstrated and sustained leadership excellence in enabling and realizing commercialization of biomass conversion technologies for fuels and chemicals production. Unique among the SBFC awards, the Bioeconomy Leadership Award is presented to a company or institution rather than to an individual. This new award has been conceived to showcase organizational leadership in advancing development of the bio-based economy.

Not being presented in 2020