Indigo BioAutomation FeMS Awards

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Call for Nominations. Apply by February 28, 2022. More information at femalesinms.com/indigo-awards
Rising Star Award $7500 research grant for a young investigator. Distinguished Contribution Award $2500 for significant impact in field of data science in mass spectrometry. Logo of FeMS. Logo of sponsor Indigo Bioautomation.

Indigo BioAutomation is thrilled to announce the launch of two annual awards to Females in Mass Spectrometry group members, with the first presentations taking place in 2022: the Rising Star Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award. Application for these two awards has now ended. Thank you for the wonderful applications!

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award will be a research grant presented to a young investigator, to carry out a research project based on data science innovation in Mass Spectrometry. The deadline for proposals is February 28, 2022; winner will be alerted in mid-March.

  • Awardee Profile: Young Investigator (graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, and early career researcher within five years of their first research-related appointment)
  • Region: Global
  • Submission Details:
    • Applicants should submit a letter of intent summarizing their research idea and what they propose to do. The submission should be submitted no later than February 28th, 2022.
    • Depending on the number of submissions, a shortlist of five applicants may be chosen to complete virtual interviews with a member of the adjudication committee.
  • Deadline for proposal: February 28th, 2022
  • Award Details:
    • Provide a research grant for a female scientist in the field of mass spectrometry to allow them to complete a research project on data science innovation in mass spec.
    • The scientist will also get an opportunity to spend time virtually or in-person (if US-based) at the Indigo BioAutomation office in Carmel, Indiana, and avail of the expertise and experience of Indigo employees. In addition, the awardee will get an opportunity to engage one-on-one with experts within Indigo to gain coaching and career advice.
    • The goal of this award is to support work on a data science project that will benefit the mass spectrometry community and have the chance to get mentorship from industry experts.
  • Award amount: $7,500 will be provided to the winner to allow them to fund the research. Please note that this award does not require an institutional signature, and thus Indigo BioAutomation will not cover indirect costs.

The proposals will be reviewed by an impartial adjudication committee.

The winner will be announced at the MSACL in April 2022. If the winner will not be attending MSACL, the award will be presented via video conference. Please note that Indigo BioAutomation will not pay for travel to MSACL, but may at their discretion (and pay for) the Rising Star Award winner to visit and spend time in the head office in Carmel Indiana.

Distinguished Contribution Award

The Distinguished Contribution Award will be presented to a member of the FeMS community, who has had an impact in the field of data science in mass spectrometry. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2022; winner will be alerted in mid-March.

  • Awardee Profile: Any stage
  • Region: Global
  • Submission Details:
    • This award is open to any career stage
    • Applicants will be invited to self nominate using the form at the end of this page.
    • The applicants will be asked to submit a CV, any relevant publication, and a paragraph describing their work and how it has impacted the community.
  • Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2022
  • Award Details:
    • Provide an award to a female scientist in the field of mass spectrometry in recognition of their distinguished contribution to data science innovation in mass spec.
    • The goal of this award is to support and recognize the continuing work within data science that will benefit the mass spectrometry community.
  • Award amount: $2,500 will be provided to the winner.

A panel from FeMS will judge the submissions.

The winner will be announced at the MSACL in April 2022. If the winner will not be attending MSACL, the award will be presented via video conference. Please note that Indigo BioAutomation will not pay for travel to MSACL for the Distinguished Contribution Award winner.

Indigo BioAutomation FeMS Awards Committee

  • Isabell Bludau, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  • Stacy Malaker, Yale University
  • Donna McGowan, Indigo BioAutomation
  • Lindsay Pino, Talus Bio