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Career Awards

About Career Awards

Deadline: November 15th of each year

Nomination Form

SFS offers four awards to recognize the contributions of SFS members and non-members in advancing freshwater science through research, translating this science into policy or social action, and service to the society.   

We welcome nominations for the Award of Excellence, Distinguished Service Award, Environmental Stewardship Award, and Hynes Award for New Investigators at any time. All nominations received before November 15th of each year will be considered for the subsequent year. Nominations should include (1) a nominating letter (2) one or two letters of support compiled into a single document (see Hynes Award exception), and (3) a CV or resume of the nominee. 

For the Hynes Award only, the nomination package must also include the upload of the paper for which the author is being nominated. Additional letters of support are not required.

How to Nominate

Please use this form to submit your nomination letter and one or two letters of support. 


Read more about the awards and see current and past winners at the links below.

Distinguished Service Award

Award of Excellence

Environmental Stewardship Award

Hynes Award for New Investigators