ASM Moselio Schaechter Award in Recognition of a Developing-Country Microbiologist


This award, named in honor of Professor Moselio Schaechter, former ASM President, recognizes a scientist who has shown exemplary leadership and commitment towards the substantial furthering of the profession of microbiology in research, education or technology in the developing world.

Individuals (for example: microbiologists who have been instrumental in setting up properly functioning clinical microbiology laboratories or successful biotechnology services based on microbiology; academicians who have developed high quality undergraduate or graduate training programs; researchers who have demonstrated leadership in the context of the region) from the upper-middle, lower-middle, and low-income countries as determined per World Bank’s classification. The nominee must be a national or a permanent resident of a qualifying country and have or have had a full-time professional appointment in the microbiological sciences or a related field for at least ten years in a country or region of the developing world.  The nominees may not be currently serving on any ASM Board or Committee and cannot be an ASM Ambassador at the time of the nomination deadline.  The nominee must be an active ASM member at the time of nomination deadline. 

Deadline for Applications: 
July 16, 2018

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 references are accepted per nomination. The nominator and references may not share employers and may not be in the same academic department as the nominee. Please note: the references are not required to submit statements; they will only be contacted if the committee requires more information regarding the nomination. Nominations must consist of the following:

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to
  • Nominating form - not currently available (nominations are now closed for the 2019 Awards program)


ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year. 

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Sponsor: ASM's Corporate Council