What is the L.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 advance anti-doping science, USADA retains expert scientists who are leaders in the global anti-doping community, and hosts the annual USADA Symposium on Anti-Doping Science, which brings together anti-doping experts from around the world to inform and shape meaningful anti-doping research programs for the future.
To recognize and award the achievements of scientists who have made an impact on anti-doping approaches and best practices, USADA is pleased to present the L.D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science.
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.
When are nominations due?
The award nomination packet deadline is March 1 of each award year.
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:
L.D. Bowers Award for Excellence in Anti-Doping Science
5555 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
ATTN: Carol Congdon