Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science
Presented by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
What is the Annual Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science?
Science plays a crucial role in the fight for clean competition, furthering both the deterrence and detection of performance-enhancing drug use in sport. To recognize and award the achievements of scientists who have made an impact on anti-doping approaches and best practices, USADA launched the Annual Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science in 2016.
The award is granted to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of anti-doping science over the course of their career. Qualified applicants will have contributed to anti-doping science over an extended period of time, while also demonstrating investigative independence and excellence in scientific work. The award is open to any scientist who meets the above criteria, including academic researchers and scientists who work in World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratories or other settings.
Learn more about Dr. Larry D. Bowers.
Dr. Larry D. Bowers
Dr. Larry Bowers receives the inaugural Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science at the 2016 Annual USADA Science Symposium in Bellevue, Washington. From left to right: Dr. Matt Fedoruk, USADA Chief Science Officer, Travis T. Tygart, USADA CEO, Dr. Larry Bowers, former USADA Chief Science Officer, and Dr. Edwin Moses, USADA Board of Directors Chair.
Dr. Wilhelm Schänzer
Dr. Wilhelm Schänzer receives the 2nd Annual Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science from Dr. Larry Bowers at the 2017 Annual USADA Science Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Matthias Kamber
Dr. Matthias Kamber (center) receives the 3rd Annual Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science from Dr. Larry Bowers (right) and Dr. Matt Fedoruk (left) at the 2018 Annual USADA Science Symposium in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. David Cowan
Dr. David Cowan (left) receives the 4th Annual Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science from Dr. Matt Fedoruk (right) at the 2019 Annual USADA Science Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
When are nominations due?
The award nomination packet deadline is March 1 of each award year. (March 2 in 2020.)
What documents are required for a nomination?
- A letter of nomination describing the nominee’s contributions to anti-doping science over a period of at least 10 years.
- An up-to-date version of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
- A prioritized list of the nominee’s five most important peer-reviewed contributions to anti-doping science, including a paragraph with each indicating the importance of the work and the role of the nominee in the work.
- A list of three references who can comment on the quality of the nominee’s scientific work.
Where should nomination packets be sent?
The nomination packet should be addressed or emailed to:
Annual Larry D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science
5555 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
ATTN: Carol Congdon