Young Investigator Awards

Recognize and reward early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious disease.

2014 Laureates: Kimberly Kline, Dennis KoDaniel MendozaVincent MunsterSebastian Winter
Past Laureates


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. Nominees for this award must reside and work in North America. 

Extended to July 7, 2017.


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:


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