About the Award
The David Burgess Award for Excellence in Inclusivity is an annual award recognizing one scientist who has a track record of excellence in research or serves a critical role in fostering cell biology research and, has demonstrated the importance of inclusion and diversity in science through mentoring, cultural change, outreach, or community service. The Award also recognizes David Burgess’ contributions to our understanding of the cytoskeleton and cytokinesis and his work on diversity and inclusion.
This award is made possible by an endowment from the Burgess Family. HHMI is also a supporter of this award for 2023.
Winners will be invited to give a virtual award session talk, be recognized during the Keynote, and receive complimentary registration to Cell Bio 2023 ASCB|EMBO Meeting. Recipients will also be presented with a plaque, and and award of $3,000 to be used at awardee discretion following the conclusion of the meeting.
Who is Eligible
An ASCB member 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. Nominators do not need to be ASCB members.
- Candidate’s contributions to cell biology research
- Candidate’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Candidate’s contributions to achieving additional areas of the ASCB mission
How to Apply
Applications are closed for this year.
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.