Davida Teller Award

The Davida Teller Award is in honor of Professor Davida Teller’s exceptional scientific achievements, commitment to equity, and strong history of mentoring. The award is given to a female vision scientist in recognition of her exceptional, significant, or lasting contributions to the field of vision science. The nature of this work can be fundamental, clinical or applied. The award is open to all career stages.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be made by any current (a) regular member, or (b) postdoctoral member, or (c) those who hold emeritus status. A nominee must have been an active VSS member in recent years. Previously considered nominees are eligible to be re-nominated.

The nomination must include the following:

  1. One nomination letter, outlining in detail the contributions and innovations of the nominee, discussing clear indicators of the nominee’s impact on the field of vision science. The nomination letter can be co-signed.
  2. A curriculum vita including an up-to-date publication list.
  3. No more than four letters of support, three of which must be from regular members, postdoctoral members, or those who hold emeritus status s status.

Nominations should be submitted by email to Shauney Wilson.

Nominations will be reviewed by an Award Committee consisting of the President of VSS, a member of the VSS Board of Directors, and four established scientists selected from the VSS membership. Members of the Award Committee and of the VSS Board of Directors may not serve as nominators or nominees, or provide letters of support.


Nominations Open: November 21, 2023
Nominations Close: January 25, 2024
Recipient Announced: by March 8, 2024