SSR Awards

Virendra Mahesh New Investigator Award

This award recognizes an active Regular member of the Society for outstanding research completed and published within 12 years after receiving the Ph.D. or other equivalent professional degree. The Awards Committee will consider the originality of the research, the significance and impact of the research in reproductive sciences or allied fields, and the degree to which the nominee's research was independent of that of a mentor. The recipient of the Award will have the honor of presenting his/her research during the annual meeting of the SSR in 2019.


Sustaining support provided by the Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund.​

Award Criteria

  • Originality, independence, and conceptual breakthroughs.
  • Contribution and significance to the field of reproductive sciences.
  • Contribution and significance to allied fields of investigation.
  • Development of important new methodology, technology, and/or clinical procedures with clear applications in basic research, animal or human clinical practice, or assisted reproductive technologies.