2024 Joanna Fowler Award in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences: Applications Due by 4/12

Joanna Fowler

Joanna Fowler

Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS)—in partnership with the Chemistry Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—is now accepting applications for 2024 for the Joanna Fowler Award in the Chemical and Biochemical Sciences.  

This year, the Fowler Award will recognize two award recipients, who will each receive $4,000. The 2024 Fowler Award is made possible by the generous support of Brookhaven Lab's Human Resources & Occupational Medicine Division and the Energy & Photon Sciences Directorate. 

The Fowler Award is given to recognize an outstanding early career (postdoctoral research associate or graduate student) woman scientist who has advanced the chemical or biochemical sciences through research conducted at, or in collaboration, with Brookhaven Lab.  

About the award

The awardee will have collaborated with Brookhaven Lab scientists, worked at Brookhaven as a Lab-funded graduate student or research associate, or worked as a user at a user facility at Brookhaven Lab.

Candidates must be based at a U.S. institution of higher education or a U.S. National Laboratory (including Brookhaven) during the period of the work that is recognized. Candidates can be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals. 

The awardee(s) will be invited to present a lecture hosted by the Brookhaven Lab Chemistry Division, at which time the award will be presented. The award will be advertised to the wider Lab community to broaden awareness of research in the chemical and biochemistry sciences and the impact of women scientists. 

To apply for this award

The Fowler Award application materials are due by April 12.  

More information about the award is available. For questions, contact JoannaFowlerAward@bnl.gov

About Joanna Fowler

Fowler has made significant contributions to brain research and the understanding of diseases such as addiction, which she studied using positron emission tomography (PET), an imaging technique that measures the concentration and movement of a positron-emitting radioisotope in living tissue.  

A member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Fowler has won numerous awards for her research, including the American Chemical Society’s Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Award in 2011, the National Medal of Science in 2009, and the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences in 2009, among others.  

Fowler worked at Brookhaven Lab from 1969 to 2014. During that time, she worked in the Chemistry, Medical Science, and Biosciences Departments as a senior chemist and held the positions of Director of the Laboratory’s PET Program, adjunct professor of the Chemistry Department at State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, adjunct professor of the Biomedical Engineering Department, SUNY at Stony Brook, and adjunct professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. At present, she is a senior scientist emeritus in the Biology Department.

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