WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research

About the Award

A woman or non-binary person in an early stage of their career (within seven years of appointment to an independent position at the nomination deadline) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.

Award Details

The winner is presented a plaque and $1,000 and will speak in a Minisymposium 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

INTENT TO APPLY

Between April 5 and April 26 please indicate your intent to nominate a candidate or self-apply for an award. Doing so will allow the Society to assess the number of anticipated applications and the diversity of the candidate pool.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applications will be accepted between April 27 and May 17.

  • 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.

Intent to Apply Deadline: April 26, 2021

Deadline: May 17, 2021

Submit Intent to Apply

Award Winners

  • 2020—Prachee Avasthi - Junior
  • 2019—Sabine Petry - Junior
  • 2018—Sophie Dumont - Junior
  • 2017—Julie Canman - Junior
  • 2016—Barbara Mellone - Junior
  • 2015—Mihaela Serpe - Junior
  • 2014—Valentina Greco - Junior
  • 2013—Samara Reck-Peterson - Junior
  • 2012—Sophie G. Martin - Junior
  • 2011—Melissa May Rolls - Junior
  • 2010—Magdalena Bezanilla - Junior
  • 2009—Yukiko M. Yamashita - Junior
  • 2008—Coleen Murphy - Junior
  • 2007—Christine Jacobs-Wagner - Junior
  • 2006—Suzanne Eaton - Junior
  • 2006—Karen Oegema - Junior
  • 2005—Rebecca Heald - Junior
  • 2004—Inke Nathke - Junior
  • 2003—Claire Walczak - Junior
  • 2002—Clare Waterman-Storer - Junior
  • 2001—Laura Machesky - Junior
  • 2000—Linda Hicke - Junior
  • 1999—Yixian Zheng - Junior
  • 1998—Daphne Preuss - Junior
  • 1997—Lorraine Pillus - Junior
  • 1996—Sarah C. R. Elgin - Senior
  • 1996—Susan L. Forsburg - Junior
  • 1995—Trina Schroer - Junior
  • 1994—Julie Theriot - Junior
  • 1993—Cory Abate - Junior
  • 1992—Kathy Foltz - Junior
  • 1991—Alison Adams - Junior
  • 1991—Elizabeth Taparowsky - Junior
  • 1990—Sandra Schmid - Junior
  • 1989—Jeanne Lawrence - Junior
  • 1987—Vassie Ware - Junior
  • 1986—Mary Beckerle - Junior