The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is inviting applications for the ICAC Researcher of the Year 2017. Applications/nominations will be accepted from February 1 to March 31, 2017. The winner will be announced on May 1. Award Panel will judge nominees on the evidence of: awards/recognition (national and international); publications (books, chapters, peer-reviewed papers, non-reviewed papers); conferences attended; major achievements; and contributions to the cotton industry. The ICAC awards the winner a shield, an honorarium of US$1,000, a certificate, and the title “ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year”. The procedure to apply and additional information are available at https://www.icac.org/tech/ICAC-Researcher-of-the-Year-Award.