[visionlist] VSS 2021 | Call for YIA Nominations Reminder

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Thu Jan 14 14:27:16 -04 2021



Vision Sciences Society 

VSS 2021 Goes Virtual! May 21-26


VSS Is Seeking Nominations for the

 2021 Young Investigator Award 


There is still time to submit nominations for the 2021 Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award. The prize, sponsored by Vision Research, is awarded each year to an early-career vision scientist who has made outstanding contributions to field. In addition, the awardee is asked to give a brief presentation of their work and is required to write a review to be published in Vision Research. 



A nominee must be an active VSS member, attending at least two of the last five VSS meetings. Nominees may have no more than 10 years of active research experience since earning their terminal degree, allowing for the exclusion of times that typically “stop the clock” in academic tenure track positions. For the upcoming 2021 award, if there was no break in active research/teaching, the degree must have been awarded in or after 2011. If still eligible, nominees from previous years can be re-nominated.


Nomination Process

Nominations may be made by any current regular member of the Vision Sciences Society, as well as those who hold emeritus status.


The nomination must include:


1. A nomination letter, outlining in detail the scientific contributions of the nominee, discussing clear indicators of exceptional impact on the field of vision science. The nomination letter can be co-signed.

2. A statement (included in the nomination letter) indicating whether or not life circumstances extend the period of eligibility for this award. This statement must be included regardless of the number of years that have elapsed since the nominee earned the terminal degree.

3. A curriculum vitae including an up-to-date publication list.

4. One letter of support signed by at least one regular or emeritus VSS member.


Nominations are reviewed by an Award Committee consisting of a representative of the VSS Board of Directors and five established scientists selected from VSS membership. Members of the Award Committee and of the VSS Board of Directors cannot serve as nominators or provide letters of support.


Nominations for the 2021 Young Investigator Award should be submitted by email to  <mailto:VSS at visionsciences.org> Shauney Wilson. 


Nomination Deadline: February 8, 2021. 




Important Dates

January 15 Graphics Competition Deadline 

February 1 VSS Board of Directors Nominations Accepted 

February 8 Young Investigator Award Nominations Deadline 

February 12 Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee Nominations Accepted 

February 22 Notification of Accepted Abstracts 



May 21–26 V-VSS 2021


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