The winner receives $1,000 as well as recognition as a true difference maker and leader in the stem cell field.
I found last year that all the finalists received a great deal of positive attention even if they didn’t win and I expect the same will be true this year.
Please nominate your pick for the most influential person of the year of 2013 in the stem cell field. Some of the strongest candidates last year received multiple independent nominations so just because you think someone else will probably nominate your favorite, you should still nominate them too.
Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include a brief (target length = 1/2 page, no more than 1 page) explanation as to why you think the person in question is deserving of the award, any relevant links, and other pertinent material.
Nominees can be almost anyone ranging from an advocate to an academic or industry scientist to a stem cell biotech leader to a policy maker to a physician…think outside the box! Surprise me!
To be fair and keep things as interesting as possible, there are a few rules.
- Employees of UC Davis, where I work, are not eligible.
- Organizations are not eligible.
- Only individuals may be nominated.
- Previous winners are also not eligible.
- Self-nominations are accepted, but will face a higher hurdle.
I’m looking for people who have made a transformative, positive advance happen in the stem cell field.
I particularly appreciate creative change makers who have the guts to take risks.
Nominations will close at 11:59PM PT on September 30, 2013.
Finalists will be chosen in early October and we will once again have an online vote on the finalists. More details on that to come, but I will say that it will be a bit different than last year’s vote. To be clear, the online vote is advisory as I will make the final decision.
How am I paying for this?
Out of my own pocket just like last year.
Please send me your nominations!