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 16. It was previously called the Early Career Life Scientist Award but was renamed in 2020 to honor Günter Blobel.
The winner will give a Minisymposium talk and will receive complimentary registration to Cell Bio 2023 ASCB|EMBO Meeting. Recipients will also be presented with a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium following the conclusion of the meeting.
Who is Eligible
An outstanding life scientist who has served as an independent investigator for no more than seven years as of May 16. Nominators and nominees must be ASCB members.
- Candidate’s contributions to and impact on the field of cell biology and the life sciences.
- Candidate’s contributions to achieving additional areas of the ASCB mission
- Candidate’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
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.