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Early Career Awards

The SSCI would like to recognize outstanding early career faculty who are members of our organization and who have demonstrated success in research, education or clinical service and are committed a career in academic medicine. Moreover, this individual has demonstrated a commitment to participation in the SSCI or Southern Regional Meeting (SRM). Eligible faculty members must be six years or less from completing their training and be nominated by a SSCI fellow in good standing. A monetary award and one year of membership to SSCI will be given to the awardees.

Award Categories

  • Research (basic science or clinical investigation)
  • Clinician educator/service

One award in each category will be given.

Awards Criteria

Award nominations will be evaluated based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

Research category

  • Grant support
  • Publications
  • Local, regional, and national leadership roles and/or awards
  • Involvement in SSCI or SRM

Clinician educator/service category

  • Clinical teaching responsibilities and curricula development
  • Publications and/or scholarly work
  • Academic leadership responsibilities and/or awards
  • Involvement in SSCI or SRM

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nominees must be SSCI members in good standing.
  2. Nominees may include physicians, scientists, and educators in the various clinical disciplines of the biomedical sciences.
  3. Nominees should be within six years from completing their training
  4. Nominators must be a SSCI fellow with personal knowledge of the nominee’s qualities and excellence.

Ineligibility Criteria

  1. Previous recipients of the SSCI's Early Career Award are not eligible.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nomination Packages

The nomination packages must include:

  1. Nomination letters from an SSCI fellow, including nominators' relationship to nominee
  2. An additional letter from the nominee's division chief or department chair is recommended
  3. Nominee's curriculum vitae

Nominating letters should summarize the nominee's career success thus far, including research and/or educational productivity as well as the nominee's potential for continued success in academic medicine.

Nominations should be submitted to Joan Kemp at no later than October 15th.

Award recipients will be notified by December 1st and be presented at the annual meeting.

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