Günter Blobel Early Career Award

About the Award

This award is given to an outstanding life scientist who has served as an independent investigator for no more than seven years as of May 15. It was previously called the Early Career Life Scientist Award but was renamed in 2020 to honor Günter Blobel.

Award Details

The winner is presented a plaque and $1,000 and will speak in a Minisymposium at Cell Bio 2020-an ASCB|EMBO Meeting. Meeting registration, economy airfare, up to 4 nights hotel, and up to 4 days per diem are paid.

Who is Eligible

An outstanding scientist who has served as an independent investigator for no more than seven years as of May 15.

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 CV, one-page research statement, and letter of support. You may apply more than once.

 

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Award Winners

  • 2018—Sergiu Pasca
  • 2017—Meng Wang
  • 2016—Valentina Greco and Bo Huang
  • 2015—Vladimir Denic
  • 2014—Manuel Thery
  • 2013—Douglas B. Weibel
  • 2012—Iain Cheeseman and Gia Voeltz
  • 2011—Maxence V. Nachury
  • 2010—Anna Kashina
  • 2009—Martin W. Hetzer
  • 2008—Arshad B. Desai
  • 2007—Abby Felicia Dernburg
  • 2006—Karsten Weis
  • 2005—Eva Nogales
  • 2003—Frank Gertler
  • 2002—Kathleen Collins and Benjamin Cravatt
  • 2001—Daphne Preuss
  • 2000—Erin O’Shea
  • 1999—Raymond Deshaies