Public Service Award

About the Award

The Society’s honor for national leadership supporting biomedical research is selected by the ASCB Public Policy Committee. The ASCB Public Service Award recognizes outstanding public service in support of biomedical research or advocacy of sound research policies. The nominator or self-nominator must be an ASCB member, but the award winner need not be an ASCB member or a scientist.

Award Details

The winner will be featured in a video at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting Keynote and receives a certificate.

Who is Eligible

An individual who has demonstrated outstanding national leadership in support of biomedical research or the advocacy of sound research policies. Nominators and self-nominators must be ASCB members. The award winner may, but need not, be a scientist.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidate has demonstrated national leadership in support of biomedical research.
  • Candidate has an outstanding record of support for biomedical research advocacy.
  • Candidate has an exceptional track record of support for sound scientific research policies.

How to Apply

Applications are closed for this year.

Nominees for and recipients of ASCB honorific awards and prizes are expected to exemplify and to continue to exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct. Letters of support should explicitly address whether a nominee’s professional conduct over their career embodies the principles and expectations noted in ASCB’s Mission Statement, the Community Code of Conduct, the Honorific Code of Conduct and the Workforce Diversity Statement.

As a founder of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA, the ASCB does not use journal impact factors or other journal-based metrics in the evaluation process for its award candidates. The ASCB looks at an individual’s research contributions and impact on the field, rather than the prestige of the journals where work is published.

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