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Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources

 

The Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources is for distinctive service to the National Plant Germplasm System. The award is made as a tribute to Frank N. Meyer who served for 13 years as Agricultural Explorer of the Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction and lost his life in the waters of the Yangtze River. This award is presented in recognition of his contributions to the plant germplasm collection and use in the U.S. and his dedication and service to humanity through collecting, evaluating, or conserving earth’s genetic resources. The award will be to a person who has had an outstanding record of service over a long period of time. The receipient will give a presentation at the Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources Breakfast. The award consists of a certificate, an engraved bronze medal, a complimentary ticket to the Meyer Medal breakfast and CSSA award ceremony, and $2,000.

Nominees will have a career interest of at least 10 years in one or more of the following aspects of plant genetic resource programs:

  1. Exploration for plant genetic resources
  2. Evaluation of plant genetic resources
  3. Research on preservation of plant genetic resources
  4. Maintenance of plant genetic resources
  5. Outstanding administrative foresight and support of national or international plant genetic resource programs

Nominations Opened: Feb 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM CST
Nominations initiated by: Mar 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT
3 Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by: Apr 5, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT


Eligibility

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Nominator

  1. Nominators are not required to be CSSA members.
  2. Members of this CSSA Awards Committee, the CSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominator for this award.

Nominee

  1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
  2. Nominees are not required to be CSSA members.
  3. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
  4. Team nominations are eligible. Note: Only publications where all team members are authors, or honors and awards received by the team should be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.
  5. Members of this CSSA Awards Committee, the CSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.

Reference

  1. Members of this CSSA Awards Committee, the CSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a reference for this award.

Qualifications

Nominator

  1. Current Position Title

Nominee

  1. Degrees Received
  2. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 2000)
  3. Contributions to the Profession
    Describe the nominee's contributions to the profession on which the nomination is based and specific to the Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  4. Significance
    In this section, summarize the primary achievements and explain the significance of the contributions. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)