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CASSS Awards and Fellowships

CASSS' awards and grants programs provide a wonderful opportunity for scientists and graduate students to be recognized and honored for their valuable contributions to the field.  Please view the brief descriptions below and follow the links for more information, including bios of past winners. 

Learn more and nominate your colleagues or deserving students today.

William S. Hancock Award

Tony Lubiniecki
University of Maryland
2020 Recipient


Jonathan Sweedler
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2019 Recipient

CE Pharm Award

Timothy Blanc
Eli Lilly and Company
2021 Recipient

Professional Achievement Awards

William S. Hancock Award for Outstanding Achievements in CMC Regulatory Science

The William S. Hancock Award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of CMC regulatory science. Past recipients have been instrumental in enabling the availability of high quality life-saving medicines derived from recombinant technology on a global basis.

CASSS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science

The CASSS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science honors the history of CASSS since its inception as the Bay Area Chromatography Colloquium in 1983. This award recognizes contributions to the fields of separation science and technology.

CE Pharm Award for Sustained and Significant Contribution to the Practical Application of CE to the Analysis of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Products

The CE Pharm Award recognizes individuals with sustained and significant contributions in the practical application of CE to the analysis of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical products.

Next Generation Grants and Fellowships

for Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Researchers and Early Career Industrial Scientists

Next Generation Investigator Grants

CASSS recognizes the challenges faced by graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and early career professionals in launching and navigating career and building a professional network. Through our Next Generation Investigator (NGI) Grants, we encourage and support participation in our conferences and forums with a limited number of travel grants and waived registrations.

Frantisek Svec Fellowship for Innovative Studies

The CASSS Frantisek Svec Fellowships for Innovative Studies create future leaders in biopharmaceutical development. By providing resources to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers for the exploration of ‘out of the box’ cross-disciplinary training and innovative learning opportunities in the broad fields of biopharmaceutical science and technology, the fellowship honors and embraces the legacy of Frantisek Svec.


Distinguished Fellows

The CASSS Board of Directors recognizes individuals noted for their outstanding contributions to CASSS, our community and the industry overall. These individuals are honored with the title of Distinguished Fellow, bestowed on less than 1% of our members, and offered lifetime membership in CASSS.

Learn more about our CASSS Distinguished Fellows along with some shared comments.