Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award

About the Award

This award is presented to a scientist at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring women and individuals from underrepresented groups in their scientific careers.

Award Details

The winner will receive a plaque, complimentary meeting registration and abstract submission for the 2024 Cell Bio meeting, a $1,000 stipend, and invitation to speak at the meeting.

Who is Eligible

Candidates may be nominated more than once, and members of the WICB Committee are not eligible. Nominators, self-nominators and candidates must be ASCB members.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidate’s record of outstanding scientific achievements
  • Candidate’s record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers, supported by specific examples drawn from the nominees mentoring history
  • Candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

How to Apply

Applications for the 2024 award will be accepted April 15 through May 15.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: If you are nominating another person please obtain all required documentation from the candidate prior to proceeding.

  • A biosketch that follows the NIH (or similar format), no longer than 5 pages.
  • A narrative statement of no more than 2 pages that addresses how the candidate’s achievements have contributed to the advancement of at least 3 of the 5 core elements of the ASCB mission statement, with one of the elements addressing the nature of this award. The statement should be written by the candidate.
  • Two letters of support, neither longer than 2 pages.

 

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.

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Award Winners

  • 2023—Ora Weisz
  • 2022—Rebecca Heald
  • 2021—Sandra L. Wolin
  • 2020—Erika Holzbaur
  • 2019—Rong Li
  • 2018—Eva Nogales
  • 2017—Harvey F. Lodish
  • 2016—Susan Gerbi
  • 2015—Angelika Amon
  • 2014—Sandra L. Schmid
  • 2013—Lucille Shapiro
  • 2012—Marianne Bronner
  • 2011—Susan Rae Wente
  • 2010—Zena Werb
  • 2009—Janet Rossant
  • 2008—Fiona Watt
  • 2007—Frances Brodsky
  • 2006—Joseph Gall
  • 2005—Elizabeth Blackburn
  • 2004—Susan Lindquist
  • 2003—Philip Stahl
  • 2002—Natasha Raikhel
  • 2001—Joan Brugge
  • 2000—Shirley Tilghman
  • 1999—Ursula Goodenough
  • 1998—Christine Guthrie
  • 1997—Elaine Fuchs
  • 1995—Virginia Zakian
  • 1994—Ann Hubbard
  • 1993—Mina Bissell
  • 1992—Helen Blau
  • 1991—Hynda Kleinman
  • 1990—Dorothea Wilson
  • 1990—Rosemary Simpson
  • 1989—Dorothy Bainton
  • 1987—Dorothy M. Skinner
  • 1986—Mary Clutter