Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

About the Award

This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated innovative and sustained contributions to science education, with a priority on national impact of the nominee’s activities.

Award Details

The winner receives a plaque, meeting registration, airfare, hotel for 2 nights, and gives a talk at Cell Bio 2022.

Who is Eligible

The self-nominator or candidate does not need to be an ASCB member, nor do nominators and support letter authors need to be ASCB members.

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 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.

How to Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

If you are nominating another person please obtain all required documentation from the candidate prior to proceeding.

  • A biosketch that follows the NIH (or similar format) no longer than 5 pages.
  • A narrative statement of no more than 2 pages that addresses how  the candidate’s achievements have contributed to the advancement of at least 3 of the 5 core elements of the ASCB mission statement, with one of the elements addressing the nature of this award.
  • Two letters of support, neither longer than 2 pages. At least one of the supporting letters must be from someone who is neither a collaborator, former trainee, nor mentor of the candidate; and who is at a different institution than the candidate.

Applications are closed for 2022. Award winners will be announced on September 1, 2022.

 

Deadline: May 16, 2022

All Recent Awardee Photos

Award Winners

  • 2021—David A. Micklos
  • 2020—Jamie Shuda
  • 2020—Steven Farber
  • 2019—Mary Pat Wenderoth
  • 2018—Erin Dolan
  • 2017—Kimberly Tanner
  • 2016—David Lopatto
  • 2015—Deborah Harmon-Hines
  • 2014—Edison Fowlks
  • 2013—Deborah Allen
  • 2012—L.C. (Cam) Cameron
  • 2011—Peter Bruns
  • 2010—BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
  • 2009—Manuel Berriozábal and Toby Horn
  • 2008—Wm. David Burns and Karen K. Oates
  • 2007—Patricia J. Pukkila
  • 2006—A. Malcolm Campbell and Sarah C.R. Elgin
  • 2005—Samuel Silverstein
  • 2004—William Wood
  • 2003—Nancy Hutchison
  • 2002—Sandra Mayrand
  • 2001—David Bynum
  • 2000—Virginia Shepherd
  • 1999—Eugenie Scott
  • 1998—Robert DeHaan