1. The candidate has published important scientific information in the areas of virology of interest to the GVN, including but not limited to: basic science, clinical aspects, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnostics, antivirals, and vaccine development.
2. The candidate has contributed with the implementation of the GVN mission, including but not limited to: development of the network of Centers of Excellence, participation in training programs, contribution to meetings and other GVN activities (such as Task Forces), and contribution to advocacy and public communication activities.
1. The Directors of GVN Centers of Excellence and Affiliates can nominate one or more scientists.
2. Nominations of women, young scientists, minorities and scientists from developing countries are encouraged, provided that they meet the selection criteria.
3. Nominations should be supported by a one-page summary describing how the candidate meets the selection criteria.
1. The GVN Scientific Advisory Committee will review the nominations to confirm that the information is complete and that the candidates meet the criteria.
2. Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee selects the honoree and prepare a short description justifying the selection.
Consists of a plaque. The honoree will be presented with the award at the Annual GVN Meeting and will be announced by the GVN.
At least once a year.