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

Nominations - Closed

All nominations for the primary CRS awards are submitted through the same form for consideration. Please note, that 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 Women in Science Award Committee will make the selection of the awardee. The committee is comprised of the 2023-2024 Women in Science Committee.


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