Nominations Now Open for the Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science

The Vision Sciences Society is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science.

The Ken Nakayama Medal is in honor of Professor Ken Nakayama’s contributions to the Vision Sciences Society, as well as his innovations and excellence to the domain of the vision sciences. The winner of the Ken Nakayama Medal receives this honor for high-impact work that has made a lasting contribution in vision science in the broadest sense. The nature of this work can be fundamental, clinical, or applied. The Medal is not a lifetime career award and is open to all career stages.

Nomination Process
Nominations may be made by any regular member of the Vision Sciences Society, as well as by those who hold emeritus status. The nominee does not have to be a member of the Vision Sciences Society. Nominations must be submitted by January 8, 2018. The winner will be announced on March 1, 2018. The recipient will be recognized at the VSS 2018 Meeting in St. Pete Beach.

The nomination package should include the following:
1. a nomination letter, which outlines in detail the excellent contributions and innovations of the nominee. Clear indicators of the nominee’s impact on the field of vision science should be discussed.
2. a curriculum vitae and an up-to-date publication list of the nominee.
3. letters of support by four vision scientists, two of whom are regular VSS members or hold emeritus status.

Nominations for the Ken Nakayama Medal should be submitted by email to Shauney Wilson.

Nominations will be reviewed by an Award Committee, consisting of the five most recent past-presidents of the Vision Sciences Society. Members of the Award Committee and of the VSS Board of Directors cannot serve as nominators.

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



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