Outstanding Chapter Award

The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes Student Chapters that:

  • Demonstrate leadership in their educational activities in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Exhibit exceptional commitment to increasing public scientific awareness.
  • Demonstrate interaction with other campus activities and events.
  • Participate in regional and national meetings.

The award is presented at the ASBMB annual meeting. The honored chapter will receive an $500 cash prize to support chapter activities, which may include registration to the ASBMB annual meeting.


  • All active ASBMB Student Chapters are eligible for this award.
  • Applicants must successfully submit an application by March 31, 2021. Applications for this award are submitted through the same online application system as the ASBMB travel awards.
  • The application may be submitted on behalf of the chapter by either the chapter’s faculty adviser or a student officer.
  • No abstract submission is required for this application.

How to apply

The following information is required to complete the online application. Each section has a 2,500 character count maximum.

  • Chapter-sponsored educational and career events (chapter meetings, workshops, seminars on campus, poster sessions or minisymposia) with dates, locations and attendance.
  • University and community outreach activities with dates, locations and attendance.
  • Social activities with dates, locations and attendance.
  • Noteworthy accomplishments by the chapter or individual chapter members (research awards, research presentations and recognition of members’ achievements).
  • Information about the chapter’s school: size, location, department information, number of majors, access to regional meetings and any constraints that affect the chapter.

Note: If the application includes photos, please review the photo policy and include applicable consent forms in your application.