Rules for the IMMA Lifetime Achievement Award

Draft of the IMMA Council, May 22, 2013

It is moved that the IMMA establish an individual IMMA Lifetime Achievement Award for “The most significant lifetime contribution to Mesostructured Materials Science and Technology”.

The IMMA Award Committee, established according to the rules of the IMMA, is responsible for soliciting nominations with appropriate supporting documentation from the IMMA membership. The nomination should be accompanied by a complete Curriculum Vitae with publication list, a list of the ten most important publications and a 2-page summary outlining in detail the lifetime achievements of the nominee. The nomination must be endorsed by at least five established scientists active in the field of mesostructured materials. A candidate should not be nominated for both IMMA Awards in the same year.

The Award Committee should ensure that the acceptance of nominations is advertised in the first circular of the upcoming Conference. Members of the Award Committee are ineligible for the Award. If a member of the Award Committee is nominated, then to be considered, they must resign and will be replaced by the IMMA Executive Committee.

IMMA Lifetime Achievement Award nominations are due not later than three months prior to the upcoming Conference. The IMMA Award Committee shall consider the nominations and present to the IMMA council members a slate of nominees together with the appropriate support (summary, references list, supporting letters) no later than one month prior to the Conference. The IMMA Award Committee is entrusted to solicit nominations in order to receive more than one proposal: an appropriate slate would be composed of three to five or more nominations. The IMMA Council members are required to keep this information confidential. No sitting IMMA Councilors or IMMA Award Selection Committee members should propose, nominate or endorse candidates for the IMMA Award.

Any IMMA Council member being nominated for the Award shall not attend the Council meeting devoted to the discussion and the vote for the Awardee. Following a discussion at the IMMA Conference, the president shall conduct a ballot of the IMMA Council members to select the Awardee. Each member of the Council present shall vote for only one candidate in a secret voting. The total score will specify the Awardee. The Award will be announced by the IMMA President at the Conference Banquet.