ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education
The ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education recognizes an individual who, at the undergraduate and/or graduate/professional levels, demonstrates an exceptional contribution to the teaching of biochemistry and molecular biology with a demonstrated commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement, and teaching innovation. Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to mentoring and advancing the careers of diverse students. Excellence can be demonstrated using examples of the nominee’s own teaching, leadership in education, pedagogical publications, scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), or educational research.
The award was instituted in 2005 and is given annually by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee.
The award consists of an honorarium of $3,000 and the opportunity to present a plenary symposium lecture at the ASBMB annual meeting.
Both nominees and nominators must be ASBMB members. Self-nominations are accepted. Current Education and Professional Committee members are not eligible to be nominated.
- Nomination letter (not to exceed 2 pages): The nomination letter should address the candidate’s commitment to the tenets of the award outlined above with concrete examples.
- Condensed curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch of the nominee.
- Candidate’s five (5) most significant publications and/or relevant artifacts: Submitted as a single PDF, these publications and/or artifacts should further demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to the tenets of the award outlined above.
- Three (3) letters of support: Letters should be submitted as individual documents; each letter should address through examples the candidate’s commitment to the tenets of the award outlined above.
The Education and Professional Development Committee will evaluate all complete, eligible application packages on the following criteria:
- Candidate's demonstrated excellence in education as demonstrated through teaching, leadership in education, pedagogical publications, scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), or educational research.
- Candidate's demonstrated commitment to mentoring and advancing the careers of diverse students.
- Joseph Provost
- Paul N. Black
- Neil Garg
- Paul Craig
- Erin Dolan
- Charles Brenner
- Ellis Bell
- Harold B. White
- James Ntambi
- Judith G. Voet & Donald Voet
- Cheryl A. Kerfeld
- Lisa Gentile
- Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom
- Michael F. Summers
- Sarah C. Elgin
- Thomas R. Cech