An international society is accepting nominations for an yearly award for young principal investigators in our scientific research field, and I would like to nominate my supervisor.
I have to write a nomination letter about him.
The rules about this letter state:
"Your personal assessment of nominee's contributions to our scientific research field deserving of this distinguished award, including major scientific contributions, up to ten references to publications, and other contributions to the field that demonstrate this nominee is deserving of this award"
I never wrote such letters so I don't know how to start... I think I should start by talking about the deliverables (scientific softwares and papers) he released in his career, and their impact in our field. Is this correct?
Then should I acknowledge about his career achievements as well?
Should I call attention to the quantity and quality of his publications (e.g. "He published many papers on Nature journal, etc")? Should I mention the other awards and honours he got in his career?
What do the scientific award organizers want to read in my letter?
I want him to win!