SDB Academy Nomination

Nomination Process

Members of the SDB Academy are elected via the nomination process. Current SDB members in good standing may nominate candidates for the Academy. Self-nominations are allowed. Nominators must submit nomination information for the candidate by January 19, 2024, using the nomination form. The SDB Academy Election Committee (AEC) will vet candidates for eligibility and qualifications before contacting nominees for additional information, including a CV and a one-page statement. The AEC selects up to ten candidates for approval by the Board of Directors. A maximum of ten Academy Members may be elected annually.

Past and Present SDB Presidents and Developmental Biology Editors-in-Chief will be appointed Honorary Members of the Academy. Conklin medalists, Lifetime Achievement awardees, and Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize winners who meet the ten-year SDB full membership requirement will be appointed as Honorary Members of the Academy. The Honorary Members do not count toward the number of Elected Members each year.


Candidates must be active full or emeritus SDB members who have been full members for at least ten years.

Nomination Information

  • Nominator name and contact information.
  • Nominee name, professional title, affiliation, and contact email address.
  • Summary of the nominee’s contributions (up to 100 words). Contributions to developmental biology and excellence in professional activities include research, mentoring, teaching, and training, coupled with a record of engagement with and/or service to the Society. 

Nomination Deadline: january 19, 2024, 11:59 PM E.T.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Samantha Lee ([email protected]).