SLB Award Application Instructions

To apply for an award, you must first register for the Annual meeting, then follow the instructions below. Note ALL SLB awards require current membership. Prior to applying, please be sure your membership is current.
  1. Register for the meeting.
  2. Look for the special link to the abstract and award submission system provided in your registration confirmation email.
  3. Submit an abstract online.
  4. Select the award you wish to apply for while submitting your abstract and follow all instructions.
  5. For any of these awards, you will be required to submit 4 or more documents plus a picture of yourself, in addition to your abstract, as follows (follow specific requirements and uploads required in the system during submission):
All Awards require the following uploads:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter from the candidate
  • Letter of Recommendation from mentor, sponsor, etc.
  • Brief bio (75-100 word doc)
  • Candidate picture (jpeg)
Additional Requirements by Award Category:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper of the Year:
  • Full reference (including citation)
  • Statement of how you meet the award criteria and category
  • Note: the submitted abstract must be related to the original work for the highly cited paper.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Travel Award:
  • Statement of how you meet the award criteria and category (aligning with the NIH guidelines) and how attendance at the meeting will foster your career development
Early Career Faculty Travel Award:
  • Statement demonstrating your excellence in research and the society community
Researcher from Developing Nation Travel Award:
  • Statement of how attendance at the annual meeting will foster your career development and how growing society representation in your region would be beneficial to the scientific community as a whole.
A photo and short bio is requested which will be used upon award selection for online and iSLB announcements as well as in the award presentation slides onsite. An example of award bios can be seen HERE.
* Applicants for SLB Presidential Awards will automatically be considered for a travel award.