Mentoring Keynote

About the Award

The Mentoring Keynote Lecture is given to an individual who exemplifies mentoring by their impact on the training of scientists and scholars who belong to underrepresented groups, particularly racial and ethnic minorities. The awardee is selected by the ASCB MAC. Note: Current members of the MAC are not eligible.

Award Details

The winner is presented a plaque and will deliver the Mentoring Keynote at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting. Travel, housing and any other allowable expenses are covered by a grant from the NIH

Who is Eligible

Any ASCB member may nominate an individual (ASCB members and non-members are eligible) for the Mentoring Keynote. ASCB members may also self-nominate for the award.

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 , 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 mentoring support of underrepresented minority students and scientists.

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Award Winners

  • 2019—David Asai