ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

About the Award

This annual award recognizes one scientist who has a strong track record 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 is made possible by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Congratulations to our 2018 winner Ahna Skop!

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Award Details

The winner will receive a cash award of $5,000 to be used at awardee discretion to further inclusion activities; be featured in a video at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting Keynote; receive up to $1,300 to attend the meeting; be featured in an article in the ASCB Newsletter; and contribute an essay in MBoC.

Who is Eligible

A scientist 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. The nominees do not have to be members of ASCB.

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.

How to Apply

Provide a nomination package that includes a letter of nomination or self-nomination; one letter of reference (if a nomination) or two letters of reference (if self-nomination) that describes the nominee’s contributions to inclusion that have increased diversity; and a CV, resume, or brief bio that highlights career accomplishments. Candidates may be nominated more than once.

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Award Winners