Description of Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award is bestowed by the International Embryo Technology Society (IETS) to recognize individuals who have made seminal contributions to the development of embryo-based technologies.
The Pioneer award was designed and created by Lois Betteridge
Procedures for Award Nominations
Nominations are accepted on a yearly basis from members of IETS with a deadline of May 1. Nominations may be initiated by individual members, members of the Awards Committee, or the Board of Governors. A call for nominations will be made by email and publication in the newsletter in the spring of each year. Unless otherwise stated in the description of the award, nominees do not need to be members of IETS but must be willing to attend the awards ceremony in person unless their health precludes travel. Awards will be presented yearly provided deserving nominees are forthcoming. Selection will be made by an Awards Committee chaired by the Past-President of IETS and certified by the Board of Governors.