Award of Excellence
The PSA Award of Excellence honors scientists for a record of sustained scholarly activity, including teaching and service, who have had a major impact on the field of phycology. The Award is a career achievement award for a living phycologist. Previous awardees can be found below.
Call for Nominations
The Phycological Society of America is soliciting nominations for one or more Awards of Excellence. Recipients of the Award of Excellence will be chosen on the basis of their sustained scholarly contributions in, and impact on, the field of phycology, through a distinguished record of scholarly activity. Nominations will be welcomed for all fields of research on algae and also should highlight the candidate's service to PSA and/or other phycological societies. The Award is a career achievement award for a living phycologist. Membership in the PSA is not a requirement for nomination.
Nomination packages should include a single nominating letter from a PSA member highlighting the reasons for the nomination. The candidate should acknowledge his/her nomination and also provide a complete C.V. (including information relating to teaching and service). The committee requests 4 additional names (and e-mail contact information) submitted to provide letters of support. The nominator is required to confirm that these individuals have agreed to write letters within two weeks of being contacted by the Committee. Nominations received for the previous year for nominees who were not selected will automatically be reconsidered this year. Updates to nomination packages submitted last year are not required but an updated C.V. can be substituted for the prior version if submitted by the nomination deadline. Nominations made prior to last year will not automatically be reconsidered but completely new nomination packages for such candidates will receive full consideration.
Nominations will be welcomed for all fields of research/teaching on algae and also should highlight the candidate's service to PSA and/or other phycological societies. Inquires and/or electronic nomination materials should be directed to Rick Zechman, Humboldt State University. All nomination materials should be electronic files submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to receive full consideration for the award that will be made at this year’s annual meeting of the PSA, the complete nomination package must be received by January 31.
Checklist for nomination
1. Nomination letter from PSA member
2. Letter from nominee acknowledging the nomination
3. A current C.V. provided by the nominee
4. Names and contact information for 4 potential referees.
The committee will solicit letters directly, but the referees must have confirmed their willingness to provide a letter within two weeks of being contacted. If they fail to provide a letter, the Committee is under no obligation to search out new referees.
2017 - Debashish Bhattacharya
2016 - Milton Sommerfeld
2015 - Robert Andersen
2014 - Christine A. Maggs, Rex L. Lowe
2013 - No award
2012 - Jeanine Olsen, Wytse Stam
2011 - Elisabeth Gantt
2010 - Michael D. Guiry
2009 - Bruce Parker, John West
2008 - Clinton J. Dawes, Jeremy D. Pickett-Heaps
2007 - Gene Stoermer
2006 - Michael J. Wynne
2005 - Thanarapu Desikachary, Max Hommersand, Frank Round
2004 - Maria A. Faust, Paul J. Harrison, Matthew J. Dring
2003 - Isabella A. Abbott, Gary L. Floyd, Karen Steidinger
2002 - John A. Raven, Theodore J. Smayda, E. Imre Friedmann, James S. Craigie
2001 - Robert R.L. Guillard, In Kyu Lee, Francis R. Trainor, C.K. Tseng
1999 - Sarah P. Gibbs, Grethe R. Hasle, Paul C. Silva
1996 - Greta A. Fryxell, Richard C. Starr