About the Award
Any 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.
The winner is presented with a plaque and $1,000 and will speak at Cell Bio Virtual 2021-An Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting. Meeting registration is paid.
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.
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
Applications are now closed. Award winners will be announced on September 1, 2021
- 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 your, or your nominee’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.
- No more than 3 letters of support, none longer than 2 pages. At least one of the supporting letters must be from someone who is neither a collaborator, former trainee, nor mentor of the candidate; and who is at a different institution than the candidate.
Letters of support should highlight a candidate’s scientific achievements, but they should also emphasize the candidate’s history of leadership and mentorship of women and members of other underrepresented groups by documenting a clear record of activities in this area and by detailing specific outstanding examples. Letters of support from current and past mentees are strongly encouraged.