Founders Award is presented annually. It is the highest SETAC award and is
given to an individual with an outstanding career in the environmental
sciences. The individual will have made clearly identifiable contributions to
the development of the science, consistent with the goals of SETAC, which are:
- Promote research, education, communication, and
training in the environmental sciences.
- Promote application of interdisciplinary environmental
sciences in managing environmental stressors.
- Participate in scientific interpretation and
communication of exposure to and effects of environmental stressors,
ecological risk assessment and management, and solutions for global
- Provide forums for communication and interactions among
professionals on a multi-sector, interdisciplinary, and multinational
basis on environmental issues.
- Develop principles and practices for sustainable
environments, considering appropriate ecological, economic, and social
Founders Award Winners
- Anne Fairbrother, 2014
- Samuel Luoma, 2013
- William J. Adams, 2012
- Michael McLachlan, 2011
- Steven Eisenreich, 2010
- Deborah Swackhamer, 2009
- Gerald T. Ankley, 2008
- John Sumpter, 2007
- Keith Solomon, 2006
- Shinsuke Tanabe, 2005
- Glenn Suter, 2004
- Michael Newman, 2003
- Wesley Birge, 2002
- Peter Chapman, 2001
- Derek Muir, 2000
in SETAC is not a prerequisite for the Founders Award. Individuals with an
acknowledged career in any aspect of the environmental sciences, such as
research, technical or regulatory contributions, and who have contributed to
the development of our understanding of the influence of human activity on the
environment, are eligible for the Founders Award.
are welcomed from individuals nominating themselves as well as applications
submitted in support of a candidate other than themselves.
- Applications should be made in a letter outlining the eligibility of the nominee for the award.
- A curriculum vitae
- Three additional support letters. Letter should provide an explanation on why the candidate should be considered for the award. Sufficient information should be provided to facilitate an objective evaluation of the candidate; details of both the qualities of the candidate and the candidate's activities in relation to the award description shown above are needed.
- The nominee or his/her nominator should provide evidence of the candidate's effectiveness in influence and outreach through either a science citation index review or other communication/media indicators (book sales, non-peer reviewed articles, etc.)
- One high-resolution photo of the nominee
must be submitted electronically to the SETAC Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for
submission of nominations is 30 April 2015. Candidates should ensure that
all emailed documentation is submitted together, either in a zipped file or in
will be evaluated independently by members of the SETAC World Council Global
Awards Committee using a standardized score sheet in PDF or Word. Candidates
will be ranked, and the committee will then discuss the outcome to determine
the recipient. If agreement is not reached by the committee, a resolution will
be made by the SETAC World Council. The successful nominee will be made aware
of the decision several months before the Annual Meeting. After the successful
nominee is notified, unsuccessful candidates will also be informed.
Founders Award will be presented at the SETAC North America 36th
Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1–5 November 2015. An appropriate certificate
or plaque is given to the awardee at the time of presentation. The Society will
pay for the travel and related expenses and will waive the registration fee of
applications must be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Applications submitted by
MAIL or FAX will NOT be accepted. Completed applications must arrive by 30 April 2015.