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TERMIS-AP announces the Call for nomination of 2023 TERMIS-AP Awards
The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2023 TERMIS-AP Awards Program is Tuesday, July 25th, 2023.

 

TERMIS-AP AWARDS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Chair: Yin Xiao

Members:

  1. Akon Higuchi
  2. Jin Ho Lee
  3. Yasuhiko Tabata
  4. Shengmin Zhang

As approved unanimously by the TERMIS-AP Council, the following awards and recognitions will be given at the TERMIS-AP 2023 Conference:

  • Excellence Achievement Award (one winner)
  • Distinguished member Award (up to three winners)
  • Outstanding Scientist Award (one winner)
  • Young Investigator Award (one or two winners)
  • Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award (one winner)

 

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2023 TERMIS-AP Awards Program is Tuesday, July 25th, 2023. Please refer to the following criteria of each award. Nomination packages of each award should be submitted to the TERMIS Executive Administrator:
TERMIS-AP Awards Committee
c/o Sarah Wilburn
Email: swilburn@termis.org

 

Procedures

  1. According to the amendment of AP awards rule in 2022 TERMIS AP council member meeting, there are four AP awards including Young Investigator Award, Outstanding Scientist Award, Distinguished member Award, and Excellence Achievement award. In addition, there is the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award.
  2. The criteria for the AP awards will be evaluated with a reasonable and quantitative system. Each applicant for AP awards should submit the AP award application form.
  3. The awards committee members only need to double check the document and the sum of the score in the application form submitted from the applicant. It is not allowed for the awards committee members to revise the rule and criteria in this awards committee meeting. The applicants get the highest score will be the winners of the awards.
  4. The TERMIS-AP Awards Committee then presents the selected winners to the TERMIS AP Council for approval.
  5. The TERMIS-AP Awards Committee will prepare the certificates and plaques of each award. The Chair of the TERMIS AP Chapter and Awards Committee shall present the certificates and plaques to all the recipients of each award at the recognition ceremony that will be held at the TERMIS-AP 2023 Conference.

 

Each nomination package submitted for consideration must include the following information:

  • One-page Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page summary of achievements
  • The application form for each applicant
  • The list of World Top 2 % Scientists for Whole Life (in 2021, 2022 database) of the applicant for excellence achievement award and distinguished member award
  • The first page of the representative publications and provide supporting document for the category of journal ranking and impact factor (IF).
  • The copy of certificate or evidence of the national awards or activities in international conferences and international societies
  • One (1) letter of recommendation

 

TERMIS-AP Awards Criteria/Descriptions

Excellence Achievement Award (one winner)
The Excellence Achievement Award has been established to recognize a researcher in the Asia-Pacific region who has made continuous and landmark contributions to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. The award will be acknowledged to an individual, whose work has immense impact, including sustained remarkable contribution to the literatures and the establishment of the TERM field. This award is aimed to provide recognition to the researchers with outstanding contributions and professional excellence achieved in TERM arena, such as scientists, clinicians, educators and/or contributors to TERMIS activities. The nominee must be a TERMIS-AP member, has worked most of his/her career in the TERMIS-AP geographical area and should be nominated by a member of TERMIS-AP.

*Application form for excellence achievement award and distinguished member award

Distinguished member Award (up to three winners)

According to the previous discussion in 2016 and 2017 TERMIS AP council meeting, the award for TERMIS AP including Excellence Achievement Award, Outstanding Scientist Award, Young Scholar Award, and Best TERM Paper Award. Every three years, Fellow of TERM (FTERM) is decided. So far, there are only few Excellent Achievement Awards, Outstanding Scientist Awards and Young Investigator Awards in TERMIS AP. After the twice discussion in the 2022 AP council member meeting, the TERMIS AP distinguished member award is recommended as a new award. The applicant should be a TERMIS-AP member and nominated by a member of TERMIS-AP.

*Application form for excellence achievement award and distinguished member award

Outstanding Scientist Award (one winner)
The Outstanding Scientist Award has been established to recognize a mid-career researcher in the Asia-Pacific region who has made significant contributions to the TERM field. The nominated person must have obtained his/her terminal degree 10 years or greater prior to the deadline of the Call. The nominee should be actively involved in the TERM field with well-recognized achievements within the community. To be considered for this award, the person must be a TERMIS-AP member and may apply for the award or be nominated by a TERMIS-AP member.

Application form for outstanding scientist award

Young Investigator Award (one or two winners)
The Young Investigator Award has been established to recognize a young researcher in the Asia-Pacific region who has made significant and consistent achievements in the TERM field, showing a clear evidence of his/her potential to excel. The person will be selected based on the nominee’s significant achievements and publications focused within a specific research area. The person must have obtained his/her terminal degree less than 10 years prior to the deadline of the Call. To be considered for this award, the person must be a TERMIS-AP member and may apply for the award or be nominated by a TERMIS-AP member. 

Application form for Young investigator award

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award (‘OSA’) (one winner)

Outstanding Student Award (‘OSA’) will be presented to a student (undergraduate/graduate) who has shown outstanding research accomplishments in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. The student will be selected based upon the following requirements and criteria being met:

  • a brief CV is provided outlining the career of the student
  • a manuscript has been submitted or published within the past 12 months to the journal Tissue Engineering, Part A
  • the manuscript does not need to be accepted at the time of nomination, but at a minimum it needs to be submitted
  • the individual must be a member of TERMIS
  • the manuscript must detail original research work
  • potential awardees cannot self-nominate
  • the individual must be nominated by a TERMIS member in good standing
  • potential awardees must confirm their availability to attend the relevant Chapter conference or World Congress at which their award will be presented.

The manuscript of the winner of the award will be published in the journal, Tissue Engineering, Part A with appropriate recognition, as outlined below. The call for OSA nominations will be announced prior to the annual conference of the Chapter in which the nominee resides or prior to the World Congress in those years a World Congress is held. The student will be selected by the respective Chapter’s Awards Committee. 

The TERMIS Awards Committee requires the following information for each nominee:

  • curriculum Vitae
  • certification of student status
  • manuscript submitted or published in Tissue Engineering, Part A within the 12 months (January 2023 - January 2024) prior to the relevant meeting
  • one letter of recommendation
  • a statement confirming attendance at the relevant TERMIS Chapter/World Congress conference should the nominee be successful.

The awardee will receive the following:

  • TERMIS-Americas (TERMIS-AM), TERMIS-Europe (TERMIS-EU) and TERMIS-Asia-Pacific (TERMIS-AP) Chapter conferences:
    • $500 USD Award from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    • $1000 USD travel support from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. to attend the TERMIS-AP Conference
    • TERMIS Chapter sponsored registration waiver
    • the opportunity to publish their research in Tissue Engineering (page charges and color art fees will be waived)

 

  • In the year of the TERMIS World Congress (every 3-years):
    • $1000 USD Award from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    • $1500 USD travel support from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. to attend the 2024 TERMIS World Congress
    • TERMIS World Congress sponsored registration wavier for the recipient of the award
    • Awardee will have the opportunity to publish their research in Tissue Engineering (page charges and color art fees will be waived).
    • In the year of the World Congress, any individual eligible for the award and from any part of the world, can submit a nomination package based on the criteria outlined above. The chapter nominating committee that is hosting the World Congress will review the nominations received for consideration of the award.

 

For each TERMIS-AP Award, if adequate candidates are not available, the award may be not provided.  

 

 

Past TERMIS-AP Award Recipients

2016
  • Hai Bang Lee – Excellence Achievement Award
  • Hsing-Wen Sung – Outstanding Scientist Award
2017
  • Yilin Cao – Excellence Achievement Award
  • Wei Liu – Outstanding Scientist Award

2018
  • Teruo Okano - Excellence Achievement Award
  • Yasuhiko Tabata - Outstanding Scientist Award

2021 TERMIS-AP Awards Recipients

Prof. Akon Higuchi
Outstanding Scientist Award
Dr. Yinghong Zhu
Young Investigator Award
Dr. Iman Roohani
Young Investigator Award

2022 TERMIS-AP Awards Recipients

Prof. Yasuhiko Tabata
Excellence Achievement Award

Prof. Yin Xiao
Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr. Jiao Jiao Li
Young Investigator Award

Dr. Khoon Lim
Young Investigator Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2023 TERMIS-AP Awards Recipients

Outstanding Scientist Award

Prof. Guoping Chen
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan


Young Investigator Award

 

Dr. Zengping Liu
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Mark Colin Allenby
The University of Queensland, Australia


Distinguished Member Award

 

Prof. Guoping Chen
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Dr. Jen-Ming Yang
Innovation of Life & Technology Co. Ltd., Taiwan

Prof. Akon Higuchi
National Central University, Taiwan