Deadline is 12 June 2020.

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Eugene Kenaga talking to people The Eugene Kenaga Award was created in 2003 by SETAC to honor the many contributions of Eugene Kenaga, one of the founders and the first president of SETAC. This award will be presented annually to a SETAC member who has been instrumental in the developing of and working with the Society’s membership at either the national or the chapter level. The recipient will have contributed to membership growth, provided leadership for members, or helped improve membership services through activities such as professional training courses and workshops, committee representation, and annual meeting support.

Eligibility

To qualify for this award, the recipient must:

  • Be a current SETAC member in good standing for a five-year period prior to receiving the award
  • Reside within the North America Geographic Unit of SETAC, which includes Canada, USA and Mexico
  • Be recognized for their efforts related to membership in one or more of the following areas:
    • Improving the types of services SETAC offers members (e.g., courses, workshops at the chapter level)
    • Enhancing the growth of SETAC membership
    • Providing leadership for members at either the chapter or the national level

Application Instructions

The application package must contain all of the material requested to be considered for the award.

  • Letter of nomination (two pages maximum) provided by a SETAC member who is familiar with the nominee’s contributions and describing his work and how their efforts are aligned with the award’s purpose, eligibility or criteria in one or more of the following areas:
    • Improving the types of services SETAC offers members (e.g., courses, workshops at the chapter level)
    • Enhancing the growth of SETAC membership
    • Providing leadership for members at either the chapter or national level
  • Brief biographical sketch (3,000 characters or fewer) focusing on the award’s criteria. Please do not include a list of publications.
  • Two letters of support (two pages maximum) from individuals who are SETAC members and familiar with the contributions of the nominee, providing specifics on the nominee’s contributions at the national or chapter level toward the improvement of the membership services SETAC offers. The letters should not contain the same information as the letter of nomination. The support letters should clearly describe the impact of the nominee’s work in alignment with the award’s purpose, eligibility or criteria in one or more of the following areas:
    • Improving the types of services SETAC offers members (e.g., courses, workshops at the chapter level)
    • Enhancing the growth of SETAC membership
    • Providing leadership for members at either the chapter or the national level.
  • Citation (50 words or fewer) that can be inscribed on the award and used to summarize the accomplishments.

Selection Process

The SETAC North America Awards and Fellowships Subcommittee for Professional Awards will evaluate nominations.

Award Procedure

The winner will be announced at the SETAC North America annual meeting. The recipient will receive a free registration to the SETAC North America annual meeting and a one-year SETAC membership in recognition of the individual’s contributions. Once an individual is nominated, that nomination will remain in effect for a period of three years, provided the individual has not received the award.

For further information, contact Laura Swanson.