Henry Daniell International Scholar Award

Henry Daniell International Scholar Award (HD ISA)

The SS-ASPB developed the Henry Daniell International Scholar Award to support international plant biologists. Dr. Henry Daniell financially supports the award. Dr. Daniell is a foreign-born American plant biologist who pioneered the chloroplast genetic engineering concept to produce and orally deliver biopharmaceuticals to treat major metabolic or genetic disorders.

The HD ISA is a one-time, competitive, merit-based award intended to recognize international outstanding plant biologists on both the graduate and postdoctoral levels. The HD ISA award provides partial support to attend and present at the SS-ASPB annual meeting.

HD ISA Scholars should demonstrate their ability to make a positive contribution to plant biology, which can be shown by scientific research publications and presentations and assumed leadership in the field.


Nomination (self-nomination is accepted) of graduate student or postdoc should include the following items:

  • 1-2 page letter of nomination in which the nominee’s qualifications are listed
  • A curriculum vitae or resume, or a short description of the nominee that includes information such as education, positions held, accomplishments, previous honors or awards, past service to the profession, and a list of key publications/patents where appropriate.


To earn this award, you must meet the following criteria (Please note eligibility in nomination letter)

  • Be born outside the United States and J1/F1, H1 or OPT, visa holders,
  • Maintain membership in the SS-ASPB
  • Be affiliated with a state within the SS-ASPB service area
  • No more than five years as a graduate student or postdoc.


Awards are announced annually during the section’s meeting.  Award recipients receive the following:

  • A commemorative award certificate
  • A $300 award check
  • Acknowledgment on the Section’s website, meeting booklet, and newsletter.


March 15, 2023. All nominations must be submitted electronically. Please submit your nomination as a Single PDF file send to apalmer(at)fit.edu