HCS Merit Awards

The Histochemical Society offers several awards based on merit, for all levels of scientific research. Merit awards are presented at the Experimental Biology meeting. For a list of past merit awardees, click here

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 2019 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 very 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.

 

Vector Laboratories Young Investigator Award

These awards will be selected from the general pool of candidates submitting applications to the HCS and HCS/ASIP travel awards. The Vector 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 the Vector Laboratories award, applicants should be 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 Vector award consists of a certificate and a $500 cash prize to defray travel expenses to the EB meeting and may be cumulative with the HCS 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.

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

New Investigator

  The Histochemical Society (HCS) New Investigator Award is presented at the EB annual meeting to a promising early career investigator who demonstrates scientific excellence through the utilization of histochemical, immunohistochemical, and imaging techniques. Candidates must be within 10 years of their M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, but need not be an HCS member.

  •     The award consists of a $2000 honorarium and plaque, which are presented at the HCS Business meeting held during the EB meeting.
  •     Awardees are expected to submit a review article based on the area of their research for publication in the Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry.
  •     Awardees will also receive a complimentary one-year membership in The Histochemical Society.
  •     The Awardee will receive complimentary registration to attend the EB annual meeting and is expected to present a poster at the Immunohistochemistry scientific interest group at the EB meeting. The Awardee must attend the HCS Business Meeting and Awards Presentation held in conjuntion with EB.
  •     The application package, including a cover letter, the EB abstract, two recommendation letters, a one-page research statement, and CV. The deadline to apply is the same as the EB abstract deadline for any given year.
 Award Application/ Nomination Form