Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction
This award of the International Congress of Animal Reproduction (ICAR) recognizes an active research scientist for outstanding basic and applied research, published during the previous five years, in the area of Assisted Reproduction of Animals. The Simmet family has established a special memorial prize in Assisted Reproduction in memory of Dr. Ludwig Simmet to foster and recognize excellence in Assisted Reproduction. The Simmet Prize is an award of 50,000 Euros to be presented every four years at ICAR meetings.
The Awards Committee will consider the significance of research areas under investigation, the breadth and depth of the research platform, the degree of originality of the research as documented in the publications, and potential impact of the research contributions on animal reproduction.
The Simmet Prize will be presented at the 17th ICAR Conference, July 29 to Aug 2, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
i. A pioneer in the development of novel and significant areas of knowledge to assist in propagation of animal species.
ii. Independently developed new knowledge in an innovative and applicable manner that has served as a technological platform to enhance efficiency of animal reproduction.
iii. Contributed reproductive technology(s) to the assisted reproduction industry/ community which is close to application or being used in animal reproduction.
b. Experimental Approach
i. Developed novel questions and hypotheses as a basis for research.
ii. Developed pioneering and superior experimental methodologies.
iii. Formulated experimental designs and approaches that permitted development of significant conclusions and concepts.
iv. Communicated research results to the scientific community and end users with clarity through timely presentation at scientific meetings, publication in high quality journals, and unique strategies of communication for technology transfer in the area of reproductive technology for assisted reproduction.
i. Provided underlying and major contributions to team research endeavors.
ii. Recognized as an innovator and scholar by scientific peers as evidenced by contributions to scientific societies, invitations to participate in scholarly activities, such as symposia, and service to society.
iii. Shared research experience willingly and unselfishly with the international scientific community through provision of expert advice, sharing new innovative techniques/technology/reagents, and developing the thinking and expertise of others in assisted reproduction of animals.
Scientists in Animal Reproduction throughout the world are encouraged to nominate individuals for consideration of the Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction.
The process is straightforward. Nominators should assemble the nominee's portfolio for nomination to include:
- Curriculum vitae consisting of:
Professional positions held, honors received
Peer-reviewed papers and reviews published, and
Documentation of channels used for technology transfer in reproduction: courses, websites, etc.
- A letter of nomination that captures the nominee’s contributions in research, novel approaches, leadership, and impact on assisted reproduction industry/community through potential use or current application to reproductive technologies.
- Two supporting letters from scientific peers.
Send Nomination Portfolio to:
Dr. William W. Thatcher, Chair of the ICAR Award Committee: Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction
- January 2011: Announcement and call for nominations.
- June 30, 2011: submission of nomination portfolio (nomination letter, CV, Letters of support).
- August 30, 2011: Contact nominee who is the recipient of the Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction; Guidelines for manuscript preparation to be published at ICAR Congress.
- December 1, 2011: Manuscript due for publication in Proceedings at the ICAR Congress.
- July 29, 2012: Presentation of the Simmet Prize for Assisted Reproduction at the 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR) July 29 to Aug 2, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.