The Vision Sciences Society is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the fifth Davida Teller Award, to be awarded at our 2017 meeting in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The late Davida Teller was an exceptional scientist and a great colleague. The award will be given to a woman vision scientist, who has made exceptional contributions to the field of vision science. A strong history of mentoring will also be given consideration.
Nominations must be made by a member of VSS, and will be reviewed by an Award Committee of three established visual scientists selected from VSS membership. Members of the Award Committee and of the VSS Board of Directors cannot serve as nominators.
Nominations must be submitted by February 6, 2017. The winner will be announced in late March. The recipient will be recognized at the VSS 2017 meeting in St. Pete Beach.
The nominations should include the following: description of the nominee's scientific contributions and history of mentoring, and a current curriculum vita. The nomination may include supporting letters describing both importance of scientific contributions and mentoring activity. Recipients must have been active VSS members in recent years. Previously considered nominees are eligible to be re-nominated.