E.E. Just Lecture

About the Award

Presented by the Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) to memorialize early 20th-century biologist E.E. Just and to recognize outstanding scientific achievement by an underrepresented minority scientist. The awardee is selected by the ASCB MAC. Note: Current members of the MAC are not eligible.

Award Details

The winner gives the E.E. Just Lecture at Cell Bio Virtual 2020-An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting and receives a plaque and a medal.

Who is Eligible

A minority scientist who has demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement. Nominators and self-nominators must be ASCB members, but the candidate need not 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

Provide a nomination package that includes a CV and a letter describing the nominee’s scientific achievement and mentoring support of underrepresented minority students and scientists.


Nominations are closed for 2020.