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Who is Eligible: A scientist who has a strong track record in research or a professional who serves a critical role in fostering cell biology and related life sciences research who has made an impact by encouraging a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment through mentoring, cultural change, outreach, or community service. The nominees do not have to be members of ASCB.

How to Apply: Provide a nomination package that includes a letter of nomination or self-nomination; one letter of support (if a nomination) or two letters of reference (if self-nomination) that describes the nominee’s contributions to inclusion that have increased diversity; and a CV, resume, or brief bio that highlights career accomplishments. Candidates may be nominated more than once.

Awards: The winner will receive a cash award of $5,000 to be used at awardee discretion to further inclusion activities; be featured in a video at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting Keynote; be featured in an article in the ASCB Newsletter; and contribute an essay in MBoC.

Deadline: May 15

This award is made possible through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Award Winners

2018 – Ahna Skop Watch Video (Short Version) | Watch Video (Long Version)