Call for Nominations for the
2008 FLORIDA AWARD
of the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society

Purpose:
To recognize leadership and contributions toward the advancement of the profession of chemistry.

Establishment and Support:
The award was established in 1952 by vote of the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society and has been given each year since then at the annual scientific meeting of the Florida Sections.

Nature:
The award consists of a plaque and $500, plus travel expenses for the purpose of attending the meeting to receive the award and to give an address. The Florida Section of the American Chemical Society will also provide up to $500 in support of the symposium centered around the award recipient's research interests. This specially organized symposium will be part of the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition that is held in May each year unless the spring national ACS meeting is held in Orlando.

Rules of Eligibility:
A nominee must be a resident of the Southeastern United States and must have made outstanding contributions to teaching, research, publications or service in advancing the profession. The award recipient gives an address at the Annual Meeting.

To Submit a Nomination:
The nominator should obtain the consent of the nominee, complete the form available at <http://www.chem.fsu.edu/hilinski/flaward.htm> outlining the nominee's qualifications and contributions to the profession which would be recognized by the Florida Award and arrange to have two seconding letters of support for the nomination. All should be forwarded to:
Dr. Edwin F. Hilinski
Chair, 2008 Florida Award Committee
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390
TEL: 850-644-5503
FAX: 850-644-8281
E-MAIL: hilinski@chem.fsu.edu

Nomination forms and seconding letters must be received by Monday, September 24, 2007. For a nominee from the preceding year to be reconsidered this year for review and balloting requires the submission only of a cover letter from the nominator expressing the desire to renominate; updating information may be provided if the nominator desires.

Note: The 2008 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME 2008) will be held in early May, 2008 most likely in Orlando. The award recipient is expected to give an address at the meeting during a special symposium centered around the recipient's research interests and to be present at the Awards Banquet to receive the Award. Nominators should confirm that the nominee can be present to participate in the meeting program and to receive the Award.

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