Dear HBES members,
There have been many questions about how our annual society and conference awards will be handled given the cancelation of the annual HBES conference that was scheduled to be held in June. The Executive Council has made the following decisions with regard to the society and conference awards.
2020 HBES Early Career Award and Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations for the 2020 HBES Early Career Award and Lifetime Achievement Award will still be considered this year, and will be formally celebrated at HBES 2021 in Palm Springs (along with the HBES awards for 2021). We have, however, extended the deadline for the nominations to July 1, 2020 given the pandemic situation. Please see our website (see the ‘Nomination’ tab under each award) for eligibility, application guidelines, and submission link.
2020 New Investigator Award and Postdoctoral Award
The New Investigator Award and Postdoctoral Award will not be conferred this year because they require a talk at the annual HBES conference, which has been cancelled. Because for some award candidates 2020 was the last eligible year for one of the awards, we will be extending the eligibility by one year for the 2021 HBES conference awards. Specific eligibility requirements will be available at a later date when the HBES 2021 conference website is live later this year.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult situation.
The HBES Executive Council