Honors an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.
The nominee must be currently teaching microbiology in a recognized college or university, with a substantial portion of his or her time during the past five years devoted to teaching undergraduate students in microbiology, and a minimum of ten years total teaching experience. The nominee may have engaged in research or other concerns, provided that teaching undergraduates remained a substantial activity. International educators are also eligible.
A cash prize of $2,500, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate will deliver the Carski Award lecture.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers. Nominations must consist of the following:
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.