ISBRA will support a new award for excellence in research, including all aspects of biomedical research on alcoholism (basic and preclinical, translational and clinical work, genetics, and epidemiology). This award will be presented at each ISBRA meeting, beginning with the 2018 meeting in Kyoto.

All members in good standing of ISBRA are invited to nominate individuals for this award. The nomination should consist of a letter (not to exceed 2 pages) outlining the rationale for the nomination. This letter can be signed by nominator alone or by several supporters of the nomination (must be ISBRA members). In addition, 3 letters of support from other ISBRA members should accompany the nomination. Online nomination instructions are below, and the deadline for all nominations for the first award is May 1, 2018.

The award will consist of a plaque and a monetary award, and ISBRA will provide travel and lodging funds for the awardee to attend the conference. The awardee is also invited to present a plenary lecture at the upcoming ISBRA conference.


Nominations can be submitted via the button below. The process is easy and straightforward, though we ask that you follow these guidelines:

  1. The nominator should gather all four required letters, and should submit them at the same time. This will allow us to easily identify each submission, and will speed the review process. Again, the required documents are:
  2. All four letters may be combined into a single PDF, or they can be submitted as individual files.
  3. To start your submission, first complete the Google reCAPTCHA below (i.e. click the 'I am not a robot' checkbox).
  4. After successfully completing the reCAPTCHA, the 'Submit Nomination' button will become active. Click this button to proceed to the next step.
  5. Select which files to upload, and provide your name and email address. This information will allow us to track your submission, and follow-up if necessary.