Awards & Recognition

Early Stage Professional (ESP) Spirit of ISCT Award - New!

About the Award

This award recognizes an ESP society member who embraces the mission and vision of ISCT through engagement in and contributions to the Society.

Nominations now closed.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process

Eligibility Criteria: Nominees for the Early Stage Professional (ESP) Spirit of ISCT Award are considered eligible provided they fulfill the following criteria:

  • Practice in one of the three pillars of value of the Society: Academia, Regulatory (including Quality and Operations), or Industry
  • Must be an Early Stage Professional ISCT Member at the time of nomination
  • Has contributed to the global field of cell and gene therapy
  • The Awardee must be an ISCT member at the time of public acceptance of the award
  • Nominee must be an individual and cannot be a member of the ISCT Nomination Committee
  • The Award shall not be conferred posthumously

Nomination and Selection Process:

  1. Nominators
    1. The nominator must be a current ISCT member
    2. The nominator may not be a current member of the Awards Committee nor the Board of Directors
  2. Nominations may be submitted via the ISCT Awards web portal or emailed to before the deadline
    1. Nominations must include:
      1. Name of nominee, designation and affiliations
      2. Name of nominator and contact details
      3. Rationale for nomination (achievements, impact of contributions in helping to expand and promote the mission and vision of ISCT) (< 500 words)
      4. CV and/or additional nomination materials may be requested by the Awards Committee
  3. The deadline for nominations is February 6, 2023
  4. The Awards Committee will evaluate candidates on their achievement(s) and overall contribution to the Society.
  5. A recommendation will be submitted by the Awards Committee to the Board of Directors for final consideration and approval.
  6. Selection of the Recipient will be made based solely on the merit of their scientific accomplishments without regard to race, gender, nationality or religious or political views