Awards and Prizes
ASM has over 20 awards that honor scientists in research, education, and service and at every career and educational level. Women are eligible and encouraged to apply for all of them. One award that may be of particular interest is the EMD Millipore Alice C. Evans Award. It recognizes contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in microbiology. This award was established by the ASM's Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology, and is given in memory of Alice C. Evans, the first woman to be elected ASM President in 1928.
Society for Neuroscience Career Development Award
Achievement award for early career professionals who demonstrate achievement and promise in fields within the purview and interest of SfN. "Achievement" means that the candidate has already published substantial contributions to science; "promise" means that the candidate shows indications of leadership in ideas, organization, or in other ways manifest for colleagues within the scientific community. Supported by Merck & Co., Inc.
Society for Neuroscience Louise Hanson Special Recognition Award
Award for significant contributions to promoting the professional advancement of women and to the field of neuroscience through teaching, public advocacy, and organizational leadership. The award includes complimentary SfN annual meeting registration and selected meeting travel expenses.
M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship
Amount: up to $45,000
To enable early-career women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers for family reasons. The scholarship consists of a one-year award (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. The applicant must currently be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. She must be currently in Canada or the United States and must have an affiliation with a research-active educational institution or national lab. She must have completed work toward a PhD.
Patricia Goldman-Rakic Hall of Honor
Posthumous award to recognize individuals with sustained exceptional achievements in neuroscience; service to the profession; high degree of imagination, innovation, and initiative; and, an unusual dedication to facilitating the mentoring and entry of young women into neuroscience or to the advancement of women in neuroscience.
Society for Neuroscience Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award
The award recognizes an individual with outstanding career achievements in neuroscience who has also significantly promoted the professional advancement of women in neuroscience.
Funderberg Research Scholar Award in Gastric Biology Related to Cancer
Due Date: September 5
Award to support an active, established investigator in the field of gastric biology who enhances the fundamental understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology in order to ultimately develop a cure for the disease. This grant of $50,000 per year for two years (total $100,000) is awarded to an established investigator working on novel approaches in gastric cancer, including the fields of gastric mucosal cell biology; regeneration and regulation of cell growth (not as they relate to peptic ulcer disease or repair); inflammation (including Helicobacter pylori) as precancerous lesions; genetics of gastric carcinoma; oncogenes in gastric epithelial malignancies; epidemiology of gastric cancer; etiology of gastric epithelial malignancies; or clinical research in the diagnosis or treatment of gastric carcinoma.
Alice T. Schafer Prize Association for Women in Mathematics
Due Date: October 1
The Alice T. Schafer Prize is awarded to an undergraduate woman in recognition of excellence in mathematics and is sponsored by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). The Schafer Prize was established in 1990 by the executive committee of the AWM and is named for former AWM president and one of its founding members, Alice T. Schafer, who has contributed a great deal to women in mathematics throughout her career. The criteria for selection includes, but is not limited to, the quality of the nominees' performance in mathematics courses and special programs, exhibition of real interest in mathematics, ability to do independent work, and if applicable, performance in mathematical competitions.
ACS Award in Pure Chemistry
Due Date: November 1
Award to recognize and encourage fundamental research in pure chemistry carried out in North America by young men and women. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. A nominee must have been born after April 30, 1974 and must have accomplished research of unusual merit for an individual on the threshold of her or his career. Special consideration is given to independence of thought and originality in the research, which must have been carried out in North America.
Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences Award
Due Date: November 1
Award to recognize significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society will organize the award address. Nominees for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility. The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments by individuals in stimulating women to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science. The award will be granted without regard to age or nationality.
Honoring Exceptional Service to the Nation in Science and Technology
Due Date: November 3
The Vannevar Bush Award is awarded annually to truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy. Recent recipients include: Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine; Mildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Norman Augustine, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Lockheed Martin Corporation.
2011 NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Honoring Service in Public Understanding of Science and Engineering
Due Date: November 3
The National Science Board (NSB) Public Service Award honors individuals who and groups that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States. These contributions may be in a wide variety of areas that have the potential of contributing to public understanding of and appreciation for science and engineering - including mass media, education and/or training programs, entertainment, etc. Recipients of the NSB Public Service Award include NUMB3RS, the CBS television drama series; Ira Flatow, Host and Executive Producer of NPR's "Science Friday"; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Bill Nye The Science Guy; and NOVA, the PBS television series.
MAA Grants for Women in Mathematics Projects
Due Date: February 12
The MAA plans to award grants for projects designed to encourage college and university women or high school and middle school girls to study mathematics. The Tensor Foundation, working through the MAA, is soliciting college, university and secondary mathematics faculty (in conjunction with college or university faculty) and their departments and institutions to submit proposals. Projects may replicate existing successful projects, adapt components of such projects, or be innovative. Possible projects are to: organize a club for women interested in mathematics or mathematics and science; provide release time to allow a faculty member to prepare a course on women and mathematics, provided the host institution agrees to offer such a course; create a network of women professional mentors who will direct mathematics projects for girls; hold a conference for counselors to prepare them to encourage women and girls to continue to study mathematics; conduct a summer mathematics program for high school women; bring high school women onto a college campus for a Math Day with follow-up; structure a program for high school and/or college women to mentor younger female mathematics students with math projects or math clubs; form partnerships with industry to acquaint women students with real-life applications of mathematics.
Women in Technology Leadership Awards
Due Date: March 20
These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of women who are both members and non-members of WIT. We invite members and non-members to nominate any woman in a technology organization or an affiliated organization, in the DC Metro area, who has excelled as a role model, mentor, or leader; or has demonstrated leadership success in technology or its affiliated fields.
American Society for Cell Biology (WICB)
Due Date: March 31
The WICB Committee recognizes outstanding achievements in cell biology by presenting two Career Recognition Awards at the ASCB Annual Meeting. The Junior Award is given to a woman in an early stage of her career (generally less than five years in an independent position at the time of nomination) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and exhibits the potential for continuing a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership . The Senior Award is given to a woman or man in a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a long-standing record of support for women in science and by mentorship of both men and women in scientific careers.