Stem Cell Society Singapore

Susan Lim Award

The Stem Cell Society Singapore (SCSS) is pleased to launch this year’s competition for the 2020 Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator supported by the Dr. Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research. This award recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of their independent career in stem cell research. The award emphasizes the numerous and continued contributions of Singapore-based researchers toward understanding the fundamental biology of stem cells and promoting their potential as powerful tools in disease modeling, drug screening and regenerative medicine.


  • Nominees must be seven or fewer years out from their first full-time assistant professorship or equivalent position in an academic, industrial or clinical research setting *.
  • Nominees must be SCSS members in good standing.
  • Nominees must be independent investigators conducting original research in basic science or clinical development and translation in the field of stem cell research.
  • Nominees must be supported by two SCSS members in good standing.
  • Nominees must be available to attend the SCSS – JSRM Joint Symposium 2020 to be held virtually on December 9 to 11, 2020.
  • Awardees will be selected solely on the discretion of the SCSS.

S$5,000 personal award plus complimentary registration to the SCSS – JSRM  Joint Symposium 2020.
The award recipient will be honoured during a plenary session at the Symposium. A SCSS leader or the recipient’s mentor will also have the opportunity to make a formal presentation and to reflect on the recipient’s scientific accomplishments.

Nominations must be sponsored by two or more members of SCSS. Nomination letters may be submitted individually or as a single, co-signed letter. Nomination letter(s) (up to two pages) should provide the following:

  • a statement of up to 100 words highlighting the most important accomplishment(s) of the nominee
  • an overview of the nominee’s contributions to the field of stem cell research
  • a statement of the nominee’s status as an independent investigator

A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae and listing of up to five of their most relevant publications must also accompany the nomination letter. Include an electronic version of these publications, where possible.

The SCSS is committed to diversity and to strongly supporting women in science, and encourages all eligible members of the Society to apply. Nominations for the 2020 award are now open and applications should reach us by 9 October 2020.
For questions and submitting applications, please contact Gerald Udolph at

* Assessment of ‘equivalent position’ is at the discretion of the award selection committee. Comparable titles in the international academic community might include, but are not limited to, Lecturer, Senior Scientist or Team Leader.