Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World

The International Biometric Society has presented the Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World since 2006. In addition to a recognition award, recipients of the award will receive complimentary IBS membership for the next calendar year.

Regional Presidents or Network Coordinators may submit nominations of regular members. Each nomination must be sponsored by at least two (2) regular members from other Regions. A statement of support of the nomination should be submitted in editable text by the sponsors. By 21 February 2020, the Representative Council will be informed of all valid nominations received. Current Representative Council members and Executive Board members are ineligible for nomination. The announcement of the awards shall be made by the IBS President at the International Biometric Conference in Seoul, Korea.

Aim:  To honor the contributions of IBS members to the development of biometry in the developing world.

Prize:  Recognition Award and complimentary IBS membership for the next calendar year (which may be donated to a member of an economically developing nation).

Eligibility:  Any IBS member who has made or is making significant contributions to the development of biometry in the developing world is eligible to be nominated.

Application:  Applications may be made through nomination by a Regional President or Network Coordinator with support from IBS regular members from at least two other Regions. Full application instructions may be found here.

Timetable:  The nomination deadline is 21 February 2020.

Nominations and letters of support for the award should be sent to Iris Pigeot, Chair of the Representative Council, at pigeot@leibniz-bips.de with a copy to the International Biometric Office at conference@biometricsociety.org.

If you would like a sample nomination, please contact the International Biometric Office at conference@biometricsociety.org.

Representative Council will make the final decision on all award winners.