Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award

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.

Award Details

The winner receives a plaque, $1,000, meeting registration, and will speak at Cell Bio 2022.

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 Community 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.

How to Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applications are closed for 2022. Award winners will be announced on September 1, 2022.

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.
  • 2 letters of support, neither 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.

Deadline: May 16, 2022

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Award Winners

  • 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—Rosemary Simpson
  • 1990—Dorothea Wilson
  • 1989—Dorothy Bainton
  • 1987—Dorothy M. Skinner
  • 1986—Mary Clutter