2014 Awards

Founders Award
The Founders Award is based on long-term, landmark contributions to the discipline of biomaterials. The awardee will be selected from formal nominations submitted accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the candidate, three supporting letters of recommendation, and a brief biosketch. The awardee will be requested to submit a research or review manuscript for publication consideration in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. The Society reserves the right to publish the manuscript in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research or Applied Biomaterials.

The Founders Award recipient will receive:

  • $1,000 award from the Society For Biomaterials
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Up to four nights hotel stay at the meeting hotel

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Manuscript
  • Abstract of Manuscript submitted to Annual Meeting
  • Brief Biosketch
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation

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C. William Hall Award
The objective of the C. William Hall Award is to honor industry and government members of the Society For Biomaterials who have made a significant contribution to the Society and have an outstanding record in establishing, developing, maintaining and promoting the objectives and goals of the Society For Biomaterials. The award is determined from a nomination form, three supporting letters of recommendation and the curriculum vitae of the candidate.

The C. William Hall Award recipient will receive:

  • $1,000 award from the Society For Biomaterials
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Up to four nights hotel stay at the meeting hotel
  • The Society will donate $1,000 in the name of the recipient to the C. William Hall Scholarship Fund

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation
  • Related Documentation

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The Society For Biomaterials Award for Service
The objective of the Society For Biomaterials Award for Service is to honor significant service to the Society For Biomaterials in establishing, developing, maintaining and promoting its objectives and goals. This award is open to any individual, corporate or government entity, and is determined from a nomination form, summary of contributions, three supporting letters of recommendation and the curriculum vitae of the candidate (if an individual).

The Society For Biomaterials Award for Service recipient will receive:

  • $1,000 award from the Society For Biomaterials
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Up to four nights hotel stay at the meeting hotel

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (if an individual)
  • Summary of contributions
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation
  • Related Documentation

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Clemson Awards
Each year, the Society For Biomaterials solicits nominations for outstanding work in the Clemson Award categories. The history of these awards reflects the strong traditional ties between the Society For Biomaterials and Clemson University since the year 1974. The award is determined from a nomination form, three supporting letters of recommendation, and the curriculum vitae of the candidate. Awardees are selected by the Society For Biomaterials Awards, Ceremonies and Nominations Committee and confirmed by the President of Clemson University.

Clemson Award recipients will receive:

  • $1,000 award from Clemson University
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Up to four nights hotel stay at the meeting hotel

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation
  • Related Documentation

Clemson Award for Applied Research

The accomplishment of the awardee will consist of significant utilization or application of basic knowledge in science to accomplish a significant goal in the biomaterials area. The achievement will be evidenced by the development of a useful device or material which has achieved widespread usage or acceptance, or expanded knowledge of biomaterials/host tissue relationships which have received widespread acceptance and resulted in improvements in the clinical management of disease. The award is determined from a nomination form, three supporting letters of recommendation, the curriculum vitae of the candidate, and related documentation.

Clemson Award for Basic Research

The awardee will have contributed to the basic knowledge and understanding of the interaction of materials with tissue. The contribution may employ a new theoretical concept, new material development or original study of the functioning or interactions of a material in the biological environment. The contribution will be evidenced by significant research, important original publications in the literature and/or frequent reference to and reliance on this work by subsequent researchers. The award is determined from a nomination form, three supporting letters of recommendation, the curriculum vitae of the candidate, and related documentation.

Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature

The awardee will have made significant contributions to the literature on the science or technology of biomaterials. The importance of the contributions will be evidenced by systematic publications in technical journals, significant critical analyses and/or reviews, the frequent citations and referencing of the contributions by independent writers, and/or the publication of major works such as monographs, textbooks, bibliographies, and edited communications. The award is determined from a nomination form, three supporting letters of recommendation, the curriculum vitae of the candidate, and related documentation.

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Technology Innovation and Development Award
The Technology Innovation and Development Award formally recognizes successful application of basic and Applied Biomaterials research in the development of a novel medical product or technology that significantly benefits the health and well being of medical and surgical patients. This award will recognize an individual or team who provided key scientific and technical innovation and leadership in a novel product in which biomaterials played an important and enabling role. Although the award may go to a team of scientists and engineers, the product champion or team leader will be asked to receive the award on behalf of those being recognized.

The award was developed to acknowledge novel breakthrough products as well as products that are significant improvements over state-of-the-art. The award was developed to recognize recent product innovations, but can also recognize existing products that have a significant medical impact and which the committee feels deserves special recognition. The principles of biomaterials science, as represented by the scope of the Society's membership areas of research, should be well documented as playing a key role in developing the product or in defining the product's function and effectiveness. The product's clinical benefit and impact should be clearly established. The award is determined from a nomination form, three supporting letters of recommendation, the curriculum vitae of the candidate(s), product or technology literature, and related documentation.

The Technology Innovation and Development Award recipient will receive:

  • $1,000 award from the Society For Biomaterials
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Up to four nights hotel accommodations at the annual meeting hotel

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Product or Technology Literature
  • Related Documentation
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation

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Young Investigator Award
The Young Investigator Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of biomaterials research. Candidates for the SFB Young Investigator Award must be within 10 years of receipt of their terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) and, if they work in an academic institution, must not be tenured at the time of nomination. The awardee will be selected from formal nominations submitted, accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the candidate, three supporting letters of recommendation, reprints of previously published work, and a manuscript in the style of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research.

The Young Investigator Award recipient will receive:

  • $1,000 award from the Society For Biomaterials
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Up to four nights hotel accommodations at the annual meeting hotel
  • Consideration for publication of paper in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research or Applied Biomaterials

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reprint of previously published work
  • Manuscript
  • Abstract (submitted to 2014 Annual Meeting) of Manuscript recently submitted to JBMR
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation

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Student Awards for Outstanding Research
Student researchers who have shown outstanding achievement in biomaterials research may submit applications and a manuscript reporting their research. The manuscript must be in the style of Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and must be submitted in one of the following categories:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Masters or Health Science degree
  • Ph.D. degree candidate or equivalent

The awardees will be selected from formal nominations submitted accompanied by their manuscript, a Certification of Status, the curriculum vitae of the nominee, and three supporting letters of recommendation

Each recipient will receive:

  • Certification of Award
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Complimentary meeting registration
  • Consideration for publication of paper in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research or Applied Biomaterials

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certification of Status
  • Manuscript
  • Abstract of Manuscript submitted to Annual Meeting
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation

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Outstanding Research by a Hospital Intern, Resident or Clinical Fellow Award
Hospital interns, residents, clinical fellows, or individuals in equivalent positions who have shown outstanding achievement in biomaterials will be considered for this award. Applicants may have already completed their program. In such cases, submitted papers must be the result of the research conducted during their internship, residency or fellowship. The manuscript must be in the style of Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. The awardee will be selected from formal nominations submitted accompanied by a Certification of Status, the curriculum of the nominee, and three supporting letters of recommendation

The recipient will receive:

  • Certification of Award
  • Travel support up to $500 for the Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 16 - 19, 2014.
  • Consideration for publication of paper in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research or Applied Biomaterials

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Certification of Status
  • The Curriculum of the Nominee
  • Manuscript
  • Abstract of Manuscript submitted to Annual Meeting
  • Three Supporting Letters of Recommendation

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