The Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance Distinguished Fellowships have been established to honor scholars with outstanding contributions to mathematical biology. The award has two versions:
- The Distinguished Senior Fellowship is awarded to established senior scholars who have made outstanding scientific achievements, demonstrated a record of exceptional scientific contributions and active leadership in mathematical biology both as researchers and educators. This fellowship is awarded on even-numbered years to those at associate or full professor rank, who exemplify not only an outstanding level of scientific endeavor but also a mentoring and leadership which helped create scientific opportunities for the future scholars of the field.
- The Excellence in Research Award is awarded to those who have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the mathematical biology community. Nominated candidates are normally below the rank of associate professor and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict requirements. This fellowship is awarded on odd-numbered years.
Nominations must be completed by the third Friday in August of the award year. The awards are announced on the closing day of the Symposium in Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research.
The Distinguished Senior Fellowship awardees are invited to the Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research as plenary speakers the following year and expected to submit a Review Article to Letters in Biomathematics describing important problems of their research field and its future directions. Fellowship awardees are also given a plaque and monetary award to cover their travel expenses to the meeting.
The Excellence in Research Award recipients are invited to the Midwest Mathematical Biology Conference as plenary speakers the following year and expected to submit a research article to Letters in Biomathematics related to their research field. Fellowship awardees are given a plaque and monetary award to cover their travel expenses to the meeting.
More information on criteria, nomination process, required material for nominations, and selection process can be found at the following webpages:
- IBA Distinguished Senior Fellowship nomination criteria
- Excellence in Research Award nomination criteria
Anyone interested in nominating a deserving colleague should check out the above links for the general rules and to find a link to the online nomination form. The nomination deadline the third Friday in August.
|2021 Excellence in Research Award||Dr. Olivia Prosper – University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
|2020 Distinguished Senior Fellowship Award (co-recipient)||Dr. Lisette de Pillis – Harvey Mudd College|
|2020 Distinguished Senior Fellowship Award (co-recipient)||Dr. Ami Radunskaya – Pomona College|
|2019 Excellence in Research Award||Dr. Anuj Mubayi – Arizona State University|
|2018 Distinguished Senior Fellowship Award||Dr. Raina Robeva – Randolph Macon College|