ASBMB History

VIDEO: John Abel
Lecture, 1930

ASBMB Centennial Videos

Herbert Tabor

Mildred Cohn

Arthur Kornberg

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Awards, Grants and Fellowships

The ASBMB provides numerous awards, grants and fellowships to scientists at all career stages. Below is a list of awards, grants and fellowships offered by the ASBMB at various times during the year.

ASBMB Annual Awards
The ASBMB annual awards are presented each year at the annual meeting to professionals who have made outstanding contributions to their fields. Click here for a full list of available annual awards.

Annual Meeting Travel Awards
The ASBMB awards more than $275,000 in travel funding to help attendees present research at the annual meeting. An abstract submission as first author to an ASBMB topic category by the abstract deadline is required for eligibility.  

PROLAB (Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists)
The PROLAB program provides training opportunities in the United States and Canada for researchers from Latin America and parts of Europe. This program sponsors trainees and new investigators who would benefit from access to collaborators, equipment and specialized techniques.

Student Chapters Outreach Grant
The ASBMB Student Chapter Outreach Grant Program is a joint venture between the  ASBMB Student Chapters and  Public Outreach Committee to help chapter members conduct outreach activities in their communities.

Science Fair Awards
ASBMB members may apply to distribute a $50 award from the society to a middle- or high-school science student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in biochemistry and molecular biology research at a science fair. (Find your local science fair here) The ASBMB also supplies certificates for winning students.

Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates
This scholarship offers financial support to students who demonstrate interest in biochemistry and molecular biology and enhance the diversity of science. Students whose social, educational or economic backgrounds add to the diversity of the biomedical workforce or who show commitment to enhancing academic success of underrepresented students are eligible. The Sewer award is named in honor of the late  Marion Sewer, who was a professor of pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, and deputy chair of the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee. Sewer was a role model for students at all stages and was deeply committed to service within the scientific community. Undergraduates interested in learning more or applying to the scholarship can find more information here. Those interested in supporting our scholarship for undergraduates can learn more about contributing to this scholarship fund here.

Capitol Hill Day
The ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee sponsors an annual Capitol Hill Day in which students and postdocs from around the country come to Washington, D.C., to meet with their congressional representatives. Participants complete a training session before breaking into small groups for a full day of congressional meetings.