ASBMB Fellows

ASBMB Fellowship nominations

The 2022 nomination period has now closed.

The ASBMB Fellows program encourages nominations that reflect the breadth and diversity of the society’s membership. The call for nominations opens each fall and fellows are inducted at the annual meeting. ASBMB members are encouraged to nominate members who have contributed to the ASBMB as well as the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. Each nomination requires only a letter (details below).

Nominee qualifications

  • Must be an active regular, industry, emeritus or affiliate member of the ASBMB.
  • Must have a history of sustained and substantial service to the ASBMB.

Nominator qualifications

  • Must be an active regular, industry or emeritus member of the ASBMB.

Details for nomination letter

The nomination letter should address: (A) the nominee’s service and contributions to the ASBMB and (B) the nominee’s contributions in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology.

  • In what ways has the nominee made substantive and substantial contributions to the society?
    • Served on ASBMB committees with examples of the impact of that service.
      • Held leadership positions or contributed to discussions and subcommittee groups.
    • Organized events with the ASBMB (e.g., scientific, education or diversity sessions, small meetings, workshops).
    • Been actively involved with ASBMB journals (e.g., as a reviewer or editorial board member).
    • Engaged with the ASBMB in other ways.
  • Additionally, in what ways has the nominee made significant impacts on the field of biochemistry and molecular biology?
    • Actively supported the recruitment and professional development of scientists from diverse backgrounds.
    • Contributed to education in biochemistry or molecular biology.
    • Published significant, peer-reviewed scientific or educational research.
    • Obtained funding for research, education and/or outreach.
    • Provided leadership within and beyond their institution.

How nominations are reviewed

A subcommittee of five or more members of the ASBMB Membership Committee will review the full list of nominees and make selections using a rubric that takes into consideration the nominee's contributions and commitment to the ASBMB and impacts on their field of research, education and/or professional development. The subcommittee will present its recommendations to the Membership Committee for discussion and a vote, with a two-thirds majority needed to determine the final selection. The final list of fellows will then be presented to the ASBMB Council for final approval.

Please note

  • You must be a regular, industry or emeritus member to submit a nomination.
  • Self-nominations are allowed.
  • Members of the Membership Committee are not eligible to be nominated.
  • All nominees are expected to satisfy the standards of the ASBMB’s code of conduct.

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ASBMB Membership Committee Chair Ed Eisenstein talks about the fellows program and what makes a good nomination.