The R. Bruce Merrifield Award – Call for Nominations

Endowed by Dr. Rao Makineni (1997)

2019 R. Bruce Merrifield Award for lifetime achievement by a peptide scientist, whose work exemplifies the highest level of scientific creativity.

The 2019 Bruce Merrifield Award will be presented at the 26th American Peptide Symposium in Monterey, California, in June 2019. The awardee must be able to attend the American Peptide Symposium in June 2019.

Nominations for the Merrifield Award should include the following items, assembled into a single PDF file:
1. A letter of nomination from the primary nominator (1,000 word limit).
2. The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae and list of publications.
3. Full text of up to three selected scientific papers authored by the nominee.
4. One additional (‘seconding’) letter (500 word limit).

Nominating documents should be submitted by October 15th, 2018.

Previous nominations for the 2017 Merrifield Award will be reviewed for a second time, but it is preferred that these nominations be updated.
Individuals contemplating a nomination are encouraged to contact the Awards Committee Chair with questions.

Stephen Kent (
Chair, Awards Committee
American Peptide Society