2022 SBI² President's Innovation Award

SBI² calls for submissions for the 2022 President's Innovation Award. 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.

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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 Biomolecular Imaging & Informatics 2022 where they will be invited to present their work. They will also receive a 1-year SBI² membership and a cash prize of $1,000.


Postdocs or early-career scientists. The successful applicant will typically have no more than 5 years of post-degree experience, but the Society recognizes that even those who have received their most advanced more than 5 years ago might still qualify for the award given the particulars of their career.

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 deadline: July 22, 2022 (until 5 p.m. US Eastern Time)
Winner announced / notified: August 26, 2022
Presentation (20-minute talk and 5-minute Q & A): September 20, 2022

The Society thanks Core Life Analytics for its sponsorship of the 2022 President's Innovation Award.