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 is presented a plaque and will give remarks at Cell Bio Virtual 2021-An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting.

Who is Eligible

The self-nominator or candidate needs to be an ASCB member, but nominators and support letter authors do not need to be.

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 Anti-Harassment Policy 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

Applications are now closed. Award winners will be announced on September 1, 2021

  • 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 your, or your nominee’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.
  • No more than 3 letters of support, none 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.

 

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Award Winners

  • 2020—Steven Farber
  • 2020—Jamie Shuda
  • 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