The Carl Douglas endowment fund | Fonds de dotation Carl Douglas

Established 2016/Fondée en 2016

To honour the late Professor Carl Douglas, this fund has been established to support an annual prize that recognizes outstanding achievements by postdoctoral CSPB members in the field of plant biology. Donations may be made here.

Ce fonds a pour but d’établir un Prix remis annuellement en l’honneur du Professeur Carl Douglas à un/une stagiaire postdoctoral(e) membre de la Société canadienne de biologie végétale ayant contribué de façon exceptionnelle au domaine de la biologie végétale. Des dons peuvent être faites ici.

Call for applications

The Prize shall be awarded for outstanding contributions to plant biology by a postdoctoral fellow, based on initiative and originality of the research, productivity of the individual, and leadership during their postdoctoral fellowship. A postdoctoral fellow is an individual who has completed their PhD and is engaged in full-time research under the supervision of a mentor. 

Applicants shall have obtained their PhD no more than 4 years (i.e., 48 months) prior to the date of the submission of the application, although career breaks will be taken into account when applicants are nearing the end of this eligibility period (e.g. maternity or parental leave, caregiver’s responsibilities, illness, etc.). Applicants need not be Canadian citizens or engaged in a research program in Canada at the time of the nomination or during their postdoctoral fellowship. Preference will be given to applicants who are current members of the Society and have previously participated as a member of the Society. Applicants can apply more than once, but cannot be a previous recipient of the Prize. 

The Prize includes both a $500 cash award and a reimbursement of travel expenses up to $500 to attend and present at the annual scientific conference of the Society in the same year as the announcement of the Prize; although the value of the Prize can be subject to change based on determinations by the Board of Directors.

For consideration for the Prize, applicants should submit: i) a current curriculum vitae; ii) a maximum 2-page personal statement describing their most outstanding contributions to research and productivity during their postdoctoral fellowship, including ongoing research, and evidence of initiative and originality of their research and their leadership in research and/or in the greater plant biology community; and iii) one letter of support, ideally from the applicant’s postdoctoral advisor, past or present. Applications must be submitted to the Chair of the Carl Douglas Prize Committee by the 1st of February preceding the annual meeting of members.

Please see the CSPB By-laws for full details and instructions.

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