The Jeanette Siron Pelton Award is made by the Conservation and Research Foundation through the Botanical Society of America (BSA) for sustained and creative contributions in experimental plant morphology. The field is broadly defined to include the subcellular, cellular and organismal levels of complexity. BSA appoints the nomination committee and presents the award at the annual meeting. Beginning in 1998, the recipient of the Pelton Award is invited to present a special address at the BSA Annual Meeting the year following the award presentation.

Nominations for the 2011 award should include a list of all of the nominee’s work to be considered for the 2009-2010 period, a statement in regards to the merits of the nominee’s research, and must be sent by April 1, 2011. More information and an online nominating form are available on the BSA’s Pelton Award nominating site.