Recognize students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential. The awards honor Raymond W. Sarber for his contributions to the growth and advancement of ASM.
Nominees must be a student at the undergraduate or predoctoral level, attending an accredited institution in the United States, in an academic program involving microbiology. Two awards are presented at the ASM General Meeting, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student. They will be judged separately.
A framed certificate and cash prize of $2,000.
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. One of the two supporters must be a supervisor or mentor, and the other may be an academic advisor or colleague. Nominations must consist of the following:
- Curriculum vitae, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Statement, no longer than two pages, from the student outlining academic achievements, research accomplishments, and future career goals, emailed to email@example.com
- Nominating form
- Supporting form
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.