SSR Awards

SSR Research Award

This award recognizes an active, regular member of the Society for outstanding research published over the previous six years. The letter of nomination should be accompanied by two supporting letters from other individuals. View the procedure for guidelines regarding length of the nomination and supporting letters.  Nomination and supporting letters must emphasize exclusively the work completed in the previous six years. Letters of nomination should specifically address each of the criteria for this award, as described below. In making its recommendation, the Awards Committee will consider the significance of the problems under investigation, the breadth and depth of the analyses performed, and the level of originality manifested in the publications of this work. The recipient of this award will have the honor of presenting their research during the annual meeting of the SSR in 2022 and of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2022.

Award Criteria

  1. Originality
    1. Pioneered in the development of novel and significant areas of knowledge including the development of innovative hypotheses during research.
    2. Developed new knowledge in a creative manner and with independent insight.
    3. Created new knowledge which served as a foundation for expanding our understanding of reproductive biology and/or for the application of knowledge to technology.
  2. Experimental Practices
    1. Developed new and superior experimental methodologies.
    2. Formulated experimental designs that permitted the derivation of unambiguous conclusions and concepts.
    3. Communicated research results to the scientific community with clarity through a timely presentation at scientific meetings and by publication in high-quality journals.
  3. Leadership
    1. The nominee provided essential contributions in team research endeavors.
    2. The nominee is recognized as an innovator and scholar by her/his peers as evidenced by other scientific awards and invitations to participate in scholarly activities, such as symposia.
    3. The nominee shared her/his research experience willingly and unselfishly with the scientific community through activities, such as providing expert advice, sharing new techniques, or providing unique reagents.

Other Activities
This award is given for research excellence. However, the requirement that the nominee is an "active, regular member of the Society" implies participation in the activities of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (see SSR's Service List).

Submit a Nomination
The nominations Deadline is August 15th, 2021.  Send nominating materials to Dr. Melissa Pepling, Chair, SSR Awards Committee, e-mail: awards@ssr.orgby August 15th, 2021.

View the procedure for guidelines regarding the length of the nomination and supporting letters.

Please send all nomination materials in a single, consolidated PDF file in the order specified above with the file name format AWARDEE NAME_2022_AWARD NAME, if possible. The preferred method is e-mail to facilitate prompt review by the entire Awards Committee, but please contact Dr. Pepling by email if you must send any nomination documents via a different means.


View previous SSR Research Award recipients HERE