Postdoctoral Recognition Award (PRA)

The goal of the PRA is to recognize excellence in future leaders of biomaterials and provide a platform to present their work to faculty and potential recruiters. Finalists will present at the PRA competition and the award recipients will be selected upon the quality and presentation of their work.

Registration ended on Friday, February 17th at 11:59 PM EST.
Thank you to all who submitted!

Format: 8 min oral presentation (+2 min Q&A)


  • 1st place $250
  • 2nd place $200
  • 3rd place $150

+ certificate of recognition for all finalists

Faculty Committee will be selected closer to the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Registration: Submit your abstract (max. 1 page) and current CV. 

*Candidates must be a current postdoctoral trainee at a university or research institute in the United States and member of the SFB. Candidates must be first and presenting author on their abstract and submit a current CV including major accomplishments, leadership roles, and activities, outreach and service, etc.).

For any questions, please contact Jason Guo ( or Claudia Loebel (

We thank the Royal Society of Chemistry for sponsoring this event!