2021 ASM Awards Nominations Now Closed
Nominations for 2022 ASM Awards will open on May 3, 2021.
Nominator will need to create a free ASM account, or log in to their current ASM account to complete the online nomination form.
ASM Alice C. Evans Award for Advancement of Women
Recognizes outstanding contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in the microbial sciences. This award is given in memory of Alice C. Evans, the first woman to be elected ASM President (elected in 1928).
ASM Award for Applied and Biotechnological Research
Recognizes an outstanding scientist with distinguished research achievements in the development of products, processes and technologies that have advanced the microbial sciences.
ASM Award for Basic Research
Recognizes an outstanding scientist whose discoveries have been fundamental to advancing our understanding of the microbial world.
ASM Award for Early Career Applied and Biotechnological Research
Recognizes an early career investigator with distinguished research achievements in the development of products, processes and technologies that have advanced the microbial sciences.
ASM Award for Early Career Basic Research
Recognizes an early career investigator with distinguished basic research achievements in the microbial sciences.
ASM Award for Early Career Environmental Research
Recognizes an early career investigator with distinguished research achievements that have improved our understanding of microbes in the environment, including aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric settings.
ASM Award for Education
Recognizes general excellence in microbiology education. Education is broadly defined and meant to include any and all activities that inform and motivate students about the discipline of microbiology.
ASM Award for Environmental Research
Recognizes an outstanding scientist with distinguished research achievements that have improved our understanding of microbes in the environment, including aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric settings.
ASM Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology
Recognizes an outstanding scientist/clinical microbiologist with distinguished research achievements, and a record of innovation and advancement of the clinical microbiology profession. This award represents the merging of the BD Research and Sonnenwirth Awards given annually since 1978 and 1986, respectively.
ASM Award for Service
Recognizes outstanding contributions through service to the microbiological community.
ASM Carski Award
Recognizes an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.
ASM D.C. White Award
Recognizes 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.
ASM Lifetime Achievement Award
ASM's premier award for sustained contributions to the microbiological sciences.
ASM Microbiome Data Prize
The newly launched ASM Microbiome Data Prize recognizes distinguished research achievements to support open data practices, development of standards and processes for data quality and sharing, and data workflows and management best practices that have advanced the microbial sciences.
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.
ASM Scherago-Rubin Award for Clinical Microbiology
Recognizes an outstanding bench-level clinical microbiologist involved in routine diagnostic work that has distinguished her- or himself by excellent performance. The award was established by the late Sally Jo Rubin, an active member of ASM's Clinical Microbiology Division, in honor of her grandfather, Professor Morris Scherago.
ASM William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists
Recognizes outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of minorities and increasing diversity in microbiology. It is given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist, and one of the first African-Americans to join ASM.