ASBMB William C. Rose Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education

Nominations for the 2025 ASBMB Annual Awards will open in March.

The ASBMB William C. Rose 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 and mentorship, 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 $3,000 and travel expenses to present a plenary symposium lecture at the ASBMB annual meeting.

Eligibility

Both nominees and nominators must be ASBMB members. Current Education and Professional Committee members are not eligible to be nominated.

Evaluation criteria

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. (50%)
  • Candidate's demonstrated commitment to mentoring. (25%)
  • Candidates demonstrated commitment to advancing the careers of diverse students. (25%)