Award nominators and nominees must be active members of BioKansas in good standing. Self nominations are not permitted.
Previous awardees can be nominated for awards in a different category than their previous award. However, previous awardees are ineligible to receive the same award multiple times.
Members presently serving on the BioKansas Board of Directors are not eligible to be nominated.
Nominators are required to complete the online form and also provide a copy of the nominee’s Curriculum vitae, biosketch, or resume. Each nomination should include a statement from the nominator that summarizes the nominee’s contributions and impact (500-word limit). All nominations must have a minimum of one additional supporting statement from another BioKansas member (350-word limit) uploaded through the online form. A maximum of three supporting statements can be submitted.
The BioKansas Sunflower Award recognizes a professional whose career reflects major contributions to the growth or sustainability of the bioscience industry within Kansas.
This award is for individuals with at least 15 years of documented accomplishments in growing or sustaining the bioscience industry within Kansas. The nominations will be evaluated based on the communicated impact on a large number of individuals and organizations. Impact can be demonstrated in the following ways:
The President’s Award is given in recognition of exemplary volunteer contributions to BioKansas. Nominations will be evaluated based on the communicated extent and impact of service, outside of the nominee’s normal job duties. Impact can be demonstrated in the following ways:
Workforce Innovation Award
The Workforce Innovation Award is given to individuals who devote the majority of their time developing novel interventions that support workforce growth, retention, or training.
This award has two categories:
The nominations will be evaluated based on the communicated impact of the nominee’s workforce related contributions. Impact can be demonstrated in the following ways:
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