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ASCB
NEWSLETTER JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
ASCB
NEWSLETTER
The ASCB 2014 Call for Nominations
For names of prior awardees or more information, visit
and click on “Membership” or contact the ASCB at 301-347-9300 or
.
E.E. Just Lectureship
Who is Eligible:
A minority scientist who has demonstrated outstanding scientific
achievement. Nominators must be ASCB members, but the candidate need not be.
How to Apply:
Provide a nomination package that includes a CV and a letter describing
the nominee’s scientific achievement and mentoring support of underrepresented minority
students and scientists.
Awards:
The winner gives the E.E. Just Lecture at the Annual Meeting and receives a
plaque and a medal. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid.
Deadline:
April 1 (electronic submission to Deborah McCall at
)
Early Career Life Scientist Award
Who is Eligible:
An outstanding scientist who has served as an independent investigator
for no more than seven years as of April 1.
How to Apply:
Provide a nominating package that includes a CV, brief research
statement, nominating letter, and no more than three letters of support (at least one of
which must come from outside the nominee’s institution). Nominators must be ASCB
members.
Awards:
The winner is presented a plaque and a monetary prize and will speak in a
Minisymposium at the Annual Meeting. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid.
Deadline:
April 1 (electronic submission to Christina Szalinski at
)
Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education
Who is Eligible:
An individual who has demonstrated innovative and sustained
contributions to science education, with particular emphasis on the broad local, regional,
and/or national impact of the nominee’s activities. Nominators must be ASCB members,
but the candidate and support letter authors need not be.
How to Apply:
Provide a letter of nomination, a maximum of three letters of support,
and a CV.
Awards:
The winner is presented a plaque and will give remarks at the Annual Meeting.
Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid.
Deadline:
April 1 (electronic submission to Thea Clarke at
)
Norton B. Gilula Memorial Award
Who is Eligible:
An outstanding graduate or undergraduate student (at the time of
nomination) who has excelled in research or first-year postdocs whose work was performed
while a PhD or MD/PhD student.
How to Apply:
The student or advisor should submit a one-page research statement,
a CV, a list of publications, if any, the abstract submitted to the current year’s Annual
Meeting, and the advisor’s letter of recommendation. Duplicate applications from graduate
students may be submitted for the Gilula and Bernfield Memorial Awards. Nominators or
self-nominators must be ASCB members.
Awards:
The winner is presented a plaque and a ribbon for his/her poster board. Expenses
to attend the Annual Meeting are paid. Funded by an annual grant from Rockefeller
University Press.
Deadline:
July 15 (electronic submission to
Merton Bernfield Memorial Award
Who is Eligible:
An outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral fellow (at the time of
nomination) who has excelled in research.
How to Apply:
The student or postdoc or his or her advisor should submit a one-page
research statement, a CV, a list of publications, a copy of the abstract submitted to the
current year’s Annual Meeting, and the advisor’s letter of recommendation. Postdocs may
also submit the recommendation of their graduate student advisor. Duplicate applications
from graduate students may be submitted for the Gilula and Bernfield Memorial Awards.
Nominators or self-nominators must be ASCB members.
Awards:
The winner is presented a plaque, is given financial support, and will speak at a
Minisymposium at the Annual Meeting. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid.
Deadline:
July 15 (electronic submission to
E.B. Wilson Medal
Who is Eligible:
An individual who has demonstrated significant and far-reaching
contributions to cell biology over a lifetime in science. Nominators must be ASCB
members, but the candidate need not be.
How to Apply:
Provide a letter of nomination, the candidate’s CV, and no fewer than
three, and no more than five, letters of support.
Awards:
The winner of the ASCB’s highest honor for science gives the E.B. Wilson
Lecture at the Annual Meeting and receives the E.B. Wilson Medal. Expenses to attend the
Annual Meeting are paid.
Deadline:
April 1 (electronic submission to
)
Public Service Award
Who is Eligible:
An individual who has demonstrated outstanding national leadership in
support of biomedical research. Nominators must be ASCB members. The award winner
may, but need not, be a scientist.
How to Apply:
Provide a letter of nomination with a description of the nominee’s
advocacy for, and promotion of, scientific research.
Awards:
The winner gives the Public Service Award Lecture at the ASCB Annual Meeting
and receives a certificate. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid.
Deadline:
April 1 (electronic submission to Kevin Wilson at
WICB Awards
Junior Award for Excellence in Research
Who is Eligible:
A woman in an early stage of her career (within six years of appointment to an independent
position at the nomination deadline) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is
developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of
scientific endeavor and leadership.
How to Apply:
Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one
from outside the nominee’s institution.
Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research
Who is Eligible:
A woman at the mid-career level (7-15 years in an independent position at the nomination
deadline) who has demonstrated a track record of exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and/or has
effectively translated cell biology across disciplines, and who exemplifies a high level of scientific endeavor and
leadership.
How to Apply:
Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one
from outside the nominee’s institution.
Senior Leadership Award
Who is Eligible:
A woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose
outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and
women in scientific careers.
How to Apply:
Provide a letter of nomination highlighting scientific achievements as well as examples of
leadership and mentoring, a CV, and up to five letters of support. At least one letter must come from outside the
nominee’s institution, and two must be from current or former mentees of the nominee. Letters should include
specifics of the nominee’s mentoring history.
Awards:
Each winner is presented with an honorarium and a plaque at the ASCB Annual Meeting. Expenses
to attend the Annual Meeting are paid. Please note that candidates may be nominated more than once, and
members of the WICB Committee are not eligible. Nominators must be ASCB members.
Deadline:
April 1 (electronic submission to
)
Regrowing Injured Nerves, ASCB’s Concern for Young Scientists, and Citizen
Science
Here are some recent top stories from the ASCB Post (ascb.org/ascbpost) and from our lively ASCB blogs, “Activation Energy”
(ascb.org/activationenergy) and “COMPASS” (ascb.org/ascbpost/index.php/compass-blog).
TOP STORIES
from the ASCB Post and ASCB Blogs
ASCB Post
“Professional Media Training at ASCB 2013 Spiced Up My
Presentation”
Christina Szalinski reports on her one-on-one presentation training
by Oratorio at the 2013 ASCB Annual Meeting. Szalinski learned
how to get out from behind the podium and engage her audience.
“Suppressing the Microtubule-Cutting Enzyme Fidgetin Allows
Injured Adult Nerves to Regrow”
At the 2013 ASCB Annual Meeting, Lanfranco Leo of Drexel
University and colleagues presented their research on fidgetin as a
potential therapeutic for spinal cord injury and unhealing wounds.
“As Journal Impact Factor Loses Respectability, Can Altmetrics
Provide Other Measures?”
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment endorsed
18 recommendations for new standards of research assessment to
move away from journal-based metrics, but what are the alternatives?
Christina Szalinski reports.
ASCB Executive Director Stefano Bertuzzi’s
“Activation Energy” Blog
“ASCB Kaluza Prize Reflects ASCB’s Concern that Young
Scientists Are Now a Vulnerable Population”
In 2013 ASCB partnered with Beckman-Coulter to offer the Kaluza
Award, a $5,000 prize for outstanding research as a graduate student.
Bertuzzi is proud of this initiative to promote young scientists and
facilitate their professional development.
COMPASS (Committee for Postdocs and Students)
Blog
“Show Me the Money—Funding Opportunities for International
Graduate Students and Postdocs”
Hashem Dbouk highlights opportunities for international graduate
students and postdocs to get their own grants.
“Need a Break from Your Science? Try Citizen Science!”
Rachel Ames reports on resources for scientists who want to try
citizen science as a reminder of the joy that brought them into their
careers.
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