Young Investigator Award

About the Award

The Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award recognizes a current Controlled Release Society member, who has made outstanding contributions in the science of controlled release. 


  • Nominee must be a current CRS member
  • Nominee must be 40 years of age or younger as of December 31 in the year the award is presented.

Nomination Process - OPEN!

The following items are to be submitted via the online form found on the CRS website. The nominations must be received by 11:59 PM ET January 31, 2022 to be qualified. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Nomination letter from the nominator outlining key accomplishments of the candidate.
  • Two additional supporting recommendation letters are required and are the responsibility of the sponsor.
  • A CV of the candidate with the following:
    • Awards and honors
    • Memberships in societies
    • Service to societies
    • Research grants received
    • Publications, grouped as: refereed publications, non-refereed publications, proceedings, abstracts, patents, other publications. Include publications in press but not submitted or in preparation.
    • Other activities

Selection Process

The Young Investigator Award Committee will make the selection of the awardee.


  • Award Plaque and recognition at the Annual Meeting
  • $3,000 USD Honorarium presented at the Annual Meeting
  • Awardee will present the "Young Investigator Award Lecture" during the Annual Meeting Award
  • Awardee will receive complimentary Annual Meeting registration
  • Awardee will receive complimentary ticket to the closing banquet

Past Recipients

Young Investigator Award Recipients