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Call for Nominations for BI Innovator Awards

Posted on 12 Dec

Call for Nominations for BI Innovator Awards

Award Overview

The Biointerfaces Institute seeks nominations for its second round of BI Innovator Awards.The goal of the Innovator Award is to recognize faculty, graduate student and postdoctoral researchers who are active contributors to the interdisciplinary research, innovation and translational ecosystem at BI.

A total of 3 Innovator Awards will be granted, with one award to be presented in each of the following categories:

  • Faculty Innovator, Graduate Student Innovator, Postdoctoral Innovator

Award Eligibility and Criteria

Consideration will be given to nominees who have made significant contributions to the research, innovation and translational activities and the interdisciplinary environment at BI, such as:

  • Engagement in high-impact research that advances the frontiers of knowledge and/or demonstrates high potential for translational impact.
  • Active participation within BI and contribution to BI’s mission of interdisciplinary research and championing of BI internally and externally.

Nomination Guidelines

All members of the BI community are invited to submit nominations for all awards.

Nomination packet should include: (a) A nomination letter; (b) names of 2 references;  (c) CV of Nominee


  • Innovator awards will be announced in February 2020.
  • Awardees will each receive $1,500 and be featured speakers at the BI Research Day on March 18, 2020.

Submission Guidelines

Nomination packets should be submitted to Nadine Wong (nwsk@umich.edu) by January 31, 2020.

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