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Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources

Award, Fellow, and Scholarship nominations initiated by April 09, 2013
Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by April 17, 2013

The Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources is for distinctive service to the National Plant Germplasm System. The award is made as a tribute to Frank N. Meyer who served for 13 years as Agricultural Explorer of the Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction and lost his life in the waters of the Yangtze River. This award is presented in recognition of his contributions to the plant germplasm collection and use in the U.S. and his dedication and service to humanity through collecting, evaluating, or conserving earth’s genetic resources. The award will be to a person who has had an outstanding record of service over a long period of time. The award consists of a certificate, an engraved bronze medal, and $1000 honorarium.


  1. Nominees will have a career interest of at least 10 years in one or more of the following aspects of plant genetic resource programs:
    1. exploration for plant genetic resources
    2. evaluation of plant genetic resources
    3. research on preservation of plant genetic resources
    4. maintenance of plant genetic resources
    5. outstanding administrative foresight and support of national or international plant genetic resource programs.
  2. Nominators are not required to be CSSA members.
  3. Nominees are not required to be CSSA members.
  4. Nominees are to be living at the time of the nomination.
  5. Team nominations are eligible. Note: Only publications where all team members are authors, or honors and awards received by the team should be listed. Individual efforts should be omitted.

Nominator Qualifications:

  1. Current Position Title
    (Character Limit: 100)

Nominee Qualifications:

  1. Degrees Received
  2. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit: 2000)
  3. Contributions to the Profession
    List contributions other than service to the profession. (Character Limit: 3000)
  4. Significance
    Explain the significance of the contributions. (Character Limit: 3000)
  5. Team Members
    Enter additional team members for team nominations only. (Character Limit: 1000)

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