About the Award
In 2015-2016 ASCB, in collaboration with Gibco, awarded three cash prizes ($3,000 each) to honor emerging leaders in science. This prize was for non-tenured faculty holding independent positions in the early phase of their career (in the first R01 renewal space or equivalent). This prize is no longer being offered.
Who is Eligible
Nominees for and recipients of ASCB honorific awards and prizes are expected to exemplify and to continue to exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct. Letters of support should explicitly address whether a nominee’s professional conduct over their career embodies the principles and expectations noted in ASCB’s Mission Statement, the Community Code of Conduct, the Honorific Code of Conduct and the Workforce Diversity Statement.
As a founder of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA https://sfdora.org/), the ASCB does not use journal impact factors or other journal-based metrics in the evaluation process for its award candidates. The ASCB looks at an individual’s research contributions and impact on the field, rather than the prestige of the journals where work is published.