About ASCB Fellows

Election as a Fellow of ASCB is an honor bestowed upon ASCB members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and/or its applications, and for their service to the Society. Successful nominees will be scientists who have had a significant and sustained impact on one of the mission areas of ASCB: advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, or increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.

New Fellows will receive a plaque, lapel pin, and be recognized during Cell Bio 2023, an ASCB|EMBO Meeting, and through the ASCB Newsletter and website.

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ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, Saturday, December 3, 2016. (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography)

Fellow Eligibility

Fellow nominees must have been a member of ASCB for at least 10 years of the 15 years leading up to the year of nomination and must be a member in good standing. Click here to login and view ASCB members eligible to be nominated as Fellows.

Sponsor Eligibility Requirements

Current Regular and Emeritus ASCB members may nominate up to two Fellows per year. Eligible ASCB members may self-nominate.

Fellows at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting in San Francisco, CA, 2016. (Photo by Paul Sakuma Photography)

Award Nomination Packets


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.