HCS Merit Awards

2022 Nominations Now OPEN!

The Histochemical Society offers several awards based on merit, for all levels of scientific research. Merit awards are presented at the Experimental Biology meeting. Nominations for 2022 are now being accepted. Deadline to submit an application or to nominate someone for an award is December 31, 2021. For a list of past merit awardees, click here.

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George Gomori Award

The George Gomori Award is the highest award offered by the Society and was established in 1987. The purpose of the award is to honor Dr. George Gomori and to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of histochemistry and cytochemistry. It is presented every four years at the Annual Meeting of the Society in the year immediately preceding the meeting of the International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. Next Gomori Award will be presented at the 2023 Histochemical Society meeting. Candidates must be members of The Histochemical Society.

  • The award consists of an award plaque listing the names of the founders of The Histochemical Society, a cash prize of $5000, and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and registration at the 2019 EB Meeting. The Gomori Award will be presented at the HCS Business meeting held during the EB 2019 meeting.
  • The Awards and Membership Committee will consider the published record of research and overall impact of the science of the candidate in the field of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.
  • Nominations must include a curriculum vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee, and a nominating letter describing in detail the impact of his/her bibliography in the field of histochemistry and cytochemistry.
  • For more information about Dr. George Gomori and his contributions to the society, click here.

David Glick Lectureship Award

The International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, held every four years, is the occasion on which the International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry awards the David Glick Lectureship. In addition to delivering the Glick Lecture at the International Congress, the recipient receives a cash award, complimentary registration, and reimbursement of all reasonable travel expenses. This award is given every four years in conjunction with the IFSHC meeting.  Click here for more information.

 

Honorary Lifetime Membership

Honorary Lifetime Members are individuals recognized for their long term contribution to the Histochemical Society and the scientific field. Two honorary life members can be elected each year upon recommendation by the Council to the membership at the annual business meeting. Honorary life members are entitled to all of the rights and privileges of active members, are exempt from Society dues and are identified as Honorary Members in the directory and receive a free online subscription to the Journal. For more information, click here.

Anna-Mary Carpenter and Ellen M. Rasch

Nominations for this award are accepted this year for presentation at the annual EB meeting. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts and contributions by Drs. Anna-Mary Carpenter and Ellen M. Rasch. The main purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions and service to the Society. The award may not be presented annually, but rather when the Awards Committee and Council determine that a meritorious recipient has been identified.

  • To be eligible an individual has to have made significant contributions to the Society and to the scientific community.
  • The award consists of a cash prize of $3000; an award plaque; and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and registration at the annual EB Meeting. The Anna-Mary Carpenter-Ellen M. Rasch Award will be presented at the HCS Business meeting held during the EB meeting.
  • The Committee will determine if a meritorious candidate exists amongst the candidate pool, and if so a winner will be notified and announced prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • Nominations must include a curriculum vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee, and a nominating letter describing the contributions or service of the nominee in the field of histochemistry and cytochemistry and/or the Society. 

Ralph D. Lillie

This award is named after the first editor of the JHC. These awards will be selected from the general pool of candidates submitting applications to the HCS and HCS/ASIP travel awards. The Lille awards will be decided at the EB meeting by the HCS Awards and Membership Committee upon judging of the abstracts and posters presented at the Immunohistochemistry scientific interest group at EB.To be eligible for this award, applicants should be either graduate students (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.) or postdoctoral trainees (Ph.D. and M.D.) that are within three years of their thesis-earned doctorate at the time of the EB meeting. The Lille award of $750 may be cumulative with the HCS and/or HCS/ASIP travel award.  Recipients of this award must be members of HCS, register for and attend the EB annual meeting, and present their work as a poster or minisymposium. Awarded abstracts will be also selected for a poster presentation at the Immunohistochemistry Scientific Interest Group at EB. For more information about Ralph D. Lillie and his contribution to the society and field of Histochemistry, please click here

NEWS!  HCS is pleased to offer the following two awards in lieu of the former New Investigator Award.

See chart below for further definition of these two new awards.

Post-Doctoral Trainee Award

The Histochemical Society Post-Doctoral Trainee Award is offered to an outstanding candidate who uses histochemical, immunohistochemical, and imaging techniques as part of a transformative research project. Nominations will be received every year for candidates that obtained their degree (PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent) within the previous 10 years. The application consists of a nomination letter (can be self-nomination), two recommendation letters, a one-page research statement, an NIH-style biosketch or short CV, and an abstract submitted to an HCS-sponsored meeting. The awardee will receive a complimentary registration for the HCS sponsored meeting, a $2000 honorarium and one year complimentary HCS membership. The award will be presented at the time of the HCS Business meeting.

Early Career Investigator Award

The Histochemical Society Early Career Investigator Award recognizes outstanding research from a junior faculty that excels in the use of histochemical, immunohistochemical, and imaging techniques to generate impactful and rigorous science. Candidates must have obtained a graduate degree (PhD, MD, DVM or similar) and have a current primarily research faculty appointment at a level not beyond tenure-track Assistant Professor, including but not limited to Research Assistant Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, or equivalent positions. The award will be presented at the HCS Business meeting and consists of a one year complimentary HCS membership, a $2000 honorarium and a $2000 seed grant for a project involving histochemistry. Candidates should provide a nomination letter (can be self-nomination), two recommendation letters (one from the department chair or equivalent), an NIH-style biosketch or short CV, and a one-page research proposal for the use of the seed funds.

  Post-doctoral Trainee Award Early Career Investigator Award
Requirements Must have obtained a graduate degree (PhD, MD, DVM or similar) within the previous 10 years

Must have obtained a graduate degree (PhD, MD, DVM or similar) and have a current primarily research faculty appointment at a level not beyond Assistant Professor

Award Amount $2000 honorarium $2000 honorarium and $2000 seed grant for a project involving histochemistry
Complimentary Membership Complimentary 1-year membership Complimentary 1-year membership
Application Package

Nomination letter (can be self-nomination), two recommendation letters, a one-page research statement, and an NIH-style biosketch or short CV

Nomination letter (can be self-nomination), two recommendation letters (one from the department chair or equivalent), an NIH-style biosketch or short CV, and a one-page research proposal for the use of seed funds

Meeting Abstract Requirement Requires an abstract submission to an HCS-sponsored meeting

Abstract submissions to HCS-sponsored meetings by the applicant or their trainees is highly encouraged