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Women in endocrinology awards

WE Awards recognize and honor professionals for their outstanding accomplishments.

Young Investigator Award applications are currently open- deadline EXTENDED to Friday 2/21/2020.

Mentoring and Service Award nominations are currently open- deadline EXTENDED to Friday 2/28/2020.


Young Investigator Awards             

WE Young Investigator Awards are provided to recognize outstanding abstracts accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society.

Award winners each receive $500 and will be invited guests at the annual WE dinner meeting. In addition, two named Awards will be given to the most outstanding applicants; one for excellence in Clinical Research and a second for excellence in Basic Science. 

Click here to learn more about the Young Investigator Award application.

ENDO Early Career Forum Awards

WE sponsor participants to the Early Career Forum at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting.  The sponsored attendees will be selected from those who have applied through the Endocrine Society. Preference will be given to applicants and sponsors who are current members of Women in Endocrinology.

Awardees shall receive: a $400 travel award, registration to the Endocrine Society meeting and to the Early Career Forum Workshop and a ticket to the Women in Endocrinology Annual Meeting and dinner.

Click here to learn more about the Early Career Forum Award application.

WE Mentoring Award

The Women in Endocrinology Mentor Award, made possible by a grant from Pfizer, Inc., is given annually to a woman or man whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of support for women in academics and of mentoring women in their scientific careers. The recipient receives an honorarium of $1000 at the Annual WE Meeting, which is held in conjunction with the Endocrine Society Meeting.

Click here to learn more about the WE Mentoring Award application.

Agnes Schonbrunn Award for

Distinguished Service


The Agnes Schonbrunn Award for Distinguished Service honors a Women in Endocrinology (WE) member who has demonstrated exceptional service to the Women in Endocrinology organization and to the advancement of women in endocrinology more broadly.

Agnes Schonbrunn, PhD, was a Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology and the Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her research examined signaling mechanisms and neuroendocrine petpide receptor regulation. Dr. Schonbrunn received many honors, including the Gerald D. Aurbach Lecture Award from the Endocrine Society in 2002. She was a passionate advocate for women, fighting for pay equity for women at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and working tirelessly for many years to advance WE’s mission, serving in many capacities, including as the President of WE from 1996-1998.

Click here to learn more about the Agnes Schonbrunn Award for Distinguished Service application.


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