ASM Carski Award

Recognizes an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.


The nominee must be currently teaching microbiology in a recognized college or university, with a substantial portion of his or her time during the past 5 years devoted to teaching undergraduate students in microbiology, and a minimum of 10 years total teaching experience. The nominee may have engaged in research or other concerns, provided that teaching undergraduates remained a substantial activity. International educators are also eligible. 


  • Nominations will be considered without updating for 3 years.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted. 
  • More than 1 nomination per nominee will not be accepted.
  • Only 1 nominator and 2 references are accepted per nomination.
  • Of the 3 participants in a nomination (nominator and 2 references), only 1 can be from the same employment unit (e.g., department, institute, center, company) 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.
  • Deadline for nominations is June 28, 2020.
‚ÄčNominations must consist of the following:
  1. Nomination Form (Note: The nomination form is an online form; Nominator will need to create an ASM account, or log in to his or her current ASM account to complete the nomination.)   
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a list of publications; Nominators will be directed to attach the nominee's CV to the online nomination form during the nomination process. 
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.

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