Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award Nominations Now Open

VSS is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award, sponsored by Vision Research, are now open. The prize, established in 2007, is awarded each year to an outstanding visual scientist who has received an advanced degree within the past 10 years.

To be eligible, the award applicant must have no more than 10 years of active research/teaching experience. (This allows the exclusion of times that typically “stop the clock” in academic tenure track positions.) If there was no break in active research/teaching, for the upcoming 2017 award, the degree must have been awarded in or after 2007.

Applicants must be active VSS members and have attended two of the last five VSS Meetings.

Nominations must be made by a VSS member and will be reviewed by the Young Investigator Award Committee, consisting of five established visual scientists selected from VSS membership. Members of the Award Committee and the VSS Board of Directors cannot serve as nominators.

The Award Committee will select the winner by March 21, and the prize, which includes an honorarium, will be presented at the 2017 VSS meeting in St. Pete Beach. The awardee will be asked to give a presentation of her/his work at the 2017 VSS meeting, and to prepare a featured review article related to his or her work for Vision Research.

The nominations should include:

  • A letter of recommendation with a detailed description of the scientific contributions of the nominee.
  • One additional letter of support.
  • A curriculum vitae of the nominee.

Nominees from previous years can be re-nominated, assuming the nominee is still eligible. A new nomination letter is required in that case.

Nominations for the 2017 Young Investigator Award should be submitted by email to Shauney Wilson at .

Deadline for receipt of nominations: February 13, 2017



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