Awards & Distinctions

Nominations for scientists to be recognized for their excellence in the field of controlled release and delivery are now available.

CRS members are encouraged to submit Award nominations that honor those who have contributed to the society and the science of controlled release for the following prestigious CRS Awards: Fellows, Founders, Member of the Year, Young Investigator, Samyang, Women in Science and the Transdermal Delivery Kydonieus Foundation Award are now being sought. Awards are presented during the awards ceremony held during the opening ceremony at the 2022 virtual CRS Annual Meeting.


Nomination requirements and applications for the 2022 awards can be found on each of the award pages below:

NOTE: Self-nominations are welcome.

College of Fellows 

Elevation to "fellow" recognizes an exceptional individual in the field of controlled release who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of delivery science and technology. Individuals accepting the nomination to the CRS College of Fellows agree not only to accept the honor of recognition of excellence but also to make active contributions through their involvement in CRS sponsored activities. Click on the link for additional information regarding the College of Fellows

Distinguished Service Award

Established in 1994, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to a CRS member who has exhibited exceptional commitment and service to the Society and is selected by the Board of Directors. The award is not automatically given each year, only in the years when there is an exceptional member who fits the criteria.

Journal Best Paper Awards


2021 Best Papers

2020 Best Papers

2019 Best Papers

2018 Best Papers

2017 Best Papers

2016 Best Papers

2015 Best Papers

2014 Best Papers

2013 Best Papers

2012 Best Papers