North American Plant Phenotyping Network

2020 NAPPN Plant Phenotyping Early Career Award

The 2nd annual NAPPN Plant Phenotyping Early Career Award will recognize an early career scientist (< 10 years post Ph.D.) who is making important contributions to plant phenotyping in areas of data analytics, engineering, modeling, physiology, plant breeding, plant sciences, remote sensing, or allied related disciplines. We seek to highlight leaders in novel research, increasing the visibility of plant phenotyping (peer reviewed publications, presentations, social media, popular press, service), supporting research between public and private sectors, developing (or following) data standard best management practices, and/or transdisciplinary engagement, consistent with NAPPN's Mission.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 20, 2020 (5:00pm Pacific time) The nominee must have obtained their PhD within the last 10 years (after January, 1st, 2010).

NOMINATION PACKAGE (Submitted as a single PDF file)

  1. Nomination Letter (minimum requirements listed below, 2-page limit, standard formatting)

    • Contact information of nominator and nominee
    • Relationship of nominator to nominee
    • Nominee's overall professional accomplishments and current activities
    • How nominees activities support plant phenotyping
    • How nominees activities contribute to the mission of NAPPN
  2. Nominee's curriculum vitae / resume / biosketch (minimum requirements listed below, 2-page limit and up to 2 additional pages of publications with standard formatting)

    • Name, title, employer, work address
    • Social media account information (only if relevant to increasing visibility, with brief explanation) / website
    • Professional preparation: degrees, institutions, and dates
    • Significant professional history: Job titles, employers, places, and dates
    • Significant publications: Include all relevant refereed and non-refereed
    • Significant service work / synergistic activities / broader impacts
    • Significant grants, awards and honors
    • Patents, intellectual property
  3. Letters of support

    • Each nomination should include 2-3 signed letters of support submitted as PDF files, 1-2 pages each.
    • Each letter should highlight activities that support aspects of the mission of NAPPN.
    • Each letter should include the author's email address and telephone number.

POST-AWARD EXPECTATIONS: Notifications will occur in late January/early February. Award recipient will be recognized at the NAPPN Community Session at Phenome 2020 and will be invited to present at the NAPPN General Assembly (Phenome 2021). After being notified of award selection, the award recipient should submit the following for use at the Phenome 2020 annual meeting, for press releases and announcements.

  1. Professional sketch: 200-300 words about institutional affiliation and scope of previous and ongoing research (suitable for use in announcements)
  2. Digital images of Awardee: Two non-copyrighted, high-resolution digital images of the nominee in a common image format (e.g., jpg, tiff, png), including: [a] professional posed image and [b] action photo showing the awardee in their work.

If acknowledgement of receipt is not received by January 23th, please email or call Andrew Leakey; Email:; Phone: +1 217-244-0302

SELECTION TEAM: The NAPPN executive committee, representing diverse aspects of plant phenotyping, will rank all applicants. In the event of a tie, the current NAPPN Chair's vote counts double.

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