Recognizing distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and mentoring in microbiology, this award honors D.C. White, who was known for his interdisciplinary scientific approach and for being a dedicated and inspiring mentor.
Consideration will be given to the breadth of the nominee's contributions, as well as their originality and overall impact. There are no age restrictions, but the nominee must have a distinguished record of accomplishments in microbiological research. Nominees in all areas of microbiology will be considered.
A cash prize of $5,000, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting, where the laureate will deliver the D.C. White Research and Mentoring 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 nominator and two supporters are accepted per nomination. Two supporters must be persons who are familiar with the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. One must be someone who can comment specifically on the nominee's mentoring. 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.