Recognize and reward early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious disease.
Nominees must be no more than three years beyond completion of postdoctoral research training in microbiology or infectious diseases at the time of the nomination deadline.
A cash prize of $3,000 to support travel to the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) where the awards are presented. Up to five awards may be presented each year. One of the awards is earmarked for a researcher working in the area of HIV who resides and works in North America.
Nominations will be reconsidered annually so long as eligibility criteria are met and an updated curriculum vitae is submitted. 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:
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nominating Form
- Supporting Form
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.