2021 SBI² President's Innovation Award
Call for submissions

SBI² calls for submissions for the 2021 President's Innovation Award, sponsored by Perkin Elmer. Each year, this award recognizes an early-career researcher who has innovated meaningfully in biomolecular imaging and informatics and who is likely to become a leader in the field.

The winner will be chosen based on the degree of innovation reflected in their submission as well as on demonstrated evidence of their independence in, and personal intellectual contribution to, planning and executing the relevant work.

Potential areas of innovation include, but are not necessarily limited to, methodologies or analytic methods for tackling major scientific questions or that are applicable to a wide range of datasets; imaging technologies; and assay development.

The winner will be given a free registration to High Content 2021, SBI²’s Annual Conference where they will be invited to present their work. They will also receive a 1-year SBI² membership and a cash prize of USD 1,000.


Postdocs or early-career scientists (up to 5 years of post-degree experience)

Entry requirements

To be considered, please submit the following:

  • An abstract (≤ 300 words) with up to two (optional) figures
  • A statement outlining the merit of the applicant and their suitability for the award (≤ 300 words). Candidates will be scored based on the novelty and scientific impact of their work as well as on the degree of their independence from their mentors or teams in planning and executing it and on challenges they had to overcome.
  • CV
  • A relevant publication (optional)

Important dates

Application submission: July 1 – September 12, 2021 (until 5 p.m. US Eastern Time)
Winner announced / notified: September 24, 2021
Presentation (20-minute talk and 5-minute Q & A): October 6, 2021