Davida Teller Award

The Award is in honor of Professor Davida Teller’s exceptional scientific achievements, great collegiality, and strong history of mentoring. The award will be given to a woman vision scientist, who has made exceptional contributions to the field of vision science and also has a strong history of mentoring. The nature of this work can be fundamental, clinical or applied. The Award is open to all career stages. The recipient will be recognized at the VSS 2018 meeting in St. Pete Beach.

Nomination Process

Nominations can be made by all regular members of the Vision Sciences Society, or those who hold emeritus status. Nominees must have been active VSS members in recent years. Previously considered nominees are eligible to be re-nominated.

The nomination should include the following: (1) The nomination letter, outlining in detail the excellent contributions and innovations of the nominee, as well as her history of mentoring. Clear indicators of research and mentoring impact should be discussed. (2) A Curriculum Vitae, and an up-to-date publication list of the nominee. (3) The nomination may include supporting letters describing both importance of scientific contributions and mentoring activity.

Nominations should be should be submitted by email to

Nominations will be reviewed by an Award Committee of three established visual scientists selected from VSS membership. Members of the Award Committee and of the VSS Board of Directors cannot serve as nominators.


Nominations Open: November 1, 2017
Nominations Close: January 8, 2018
Recipient Announced: March 1, 2018