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.

Nominations - Closed

All nominations for the primary CRS awards are submitted through the same form for consideration. Please note, self-nominations are greatly encouraged. The following areas will be reviewed for eligibility by the Award Committee:

  • Contributions to Drug Delivery Science (50%)
  • Contributions to the Controlled Release Society (30%)
  • Contributions to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (20%)
  • A CV for the nominee is required 

Nomination period: January 15, 2024 – March 15, 2024 11:59 pm ET.

Selection Process

The Young Investigator Award Committee will make the selection of the awardee. The committee is comprised of a Chair selected by the CRS Awards Board Liaison, 1 previous winner, 1 College of Fellows member, and 1 Young Scientist Committee past Chair.


  • 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
  • Awardee will receive complimentary Annual Meeting registration

Past Recipients