Equality and Diversity Invited Lectureship

This is an annual invited lectureship established to recognise an individual, or a group of individuals, which have gone above and beyond the normal expectation at work or in wider society to, promote a more diverse and inclusive mass spectrometry community, and/or championed diversity through leadership and new policies.


  • The recipient will be invited as a Keynote Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the BMSS, or a Special Interest Group Meeting of their choosing, in the year following the announcement.  Complimentary registration at the meeting and an allowance of up to £350 for reasonable travel and subsistence will be provided.
  • A trophy and certificate commemorating the Lectureship duly signed by the BMSS Chair will be presented to the recipient.


  • Nominations must be received in the BMSS administrative office by 20th April.
  • The invited lectureship is open to academic and industrial scientists (or group of scientists) of any nationality who have worked in the UK.
  • Nominations can only be made by current BMSS members, from any membership category (including those not commanding a membership fee).
  • Members of the Lectureship Selection Committee are not normally eligible to nominate or be nominated.


The selection committee will be the regular BMSS committee, or a sub-committee nominated by the BMSS committee and approved by the BMSS Chair.


The invited lectureship selection committee will consider the overall quality of the nomination and amongst other criteria the:

  • Impact e.g., local, regional, national, or international
  • Originality and innovation,
  • Relevance and extent of engagement.


The Lectureship will be awarded infrequently, but no more than one lectureship will be awarded per year.


The announcement and presentation of the Lectureship will usually be made at the Annual Meeting of the BMSS.  The BMSS Chair will usually make the announcement.


Nominations should consist of the following documentation:

  • Nominee's name(s) and contact details.
  • Nominator’s name and contact details.
  • A one-page statement addressing the selection criteria.  Please include a brief description of the impact the individual has had on the BMSS and/or UK mass spectrometry community.
  • A one-page letter of support from the nominator.
  • A short citation describing what the nominee should be awarded for, to appear on the certificate.  This must be no longer than one sentence (~20 words).
  • Nominations must be received in the BMSS administrative office (admin@bmss.org.uk) by 20th April.