Rising Women in Science Award

Rising Women in Science Award

The Controlled Release Society grants this honor to a woman scientist with fewer than 10 years of post-PhD experience who is dedicated to excellence in science, leadership, and the promotion of women in their communities.


  • The nominee must have fewer than 10 years of post-PhD work experience (excluding parental leave and other career breaks) by the nomination deadline
  • The nominee will be evaluated on scientific excellence; leadership experience; teaching and mentoring experience; entrepreneurial, innovative, and managerial activities; service to institutions and scientific communities; and efforts to progress women in science
  • Current CRS membership is not required
  • Nominee must be supported by at least 2 CRS members

Nomination Process

The nomination process must be open to the wide CRS community with a link directly in the CRS website. A nomination form will be required with the following items:

  • Nomination letter from the nominator outlining key accomplishments of the candidate
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae


  • Presentation and Q&A at the WIS session at CRS annual event
  • Recipient of the Rising WIS Award will become WIS Honorary Member

2023 Recipient - Laura Enisign

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