Awards & Honors: WICB Awards

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) invites nominations for its WICB Awards. These awards recognize scientists in early, mid, and late-stage careers for extraordinary contributions to the field of cell biology. A strong level of scientific endeavor and leadership is emphasized.

These awards are considered Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).


Deadline: April 1
Link: http://www.ascb.org/wicb-awards/

How to Submit
Nominators and self-nominators must be ASCB members. Application materials will vary according to the descriptions below. Please submit all applications electronically to ascbinfo@ascb.org.

List of Awards

  1. WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research – A woman in an early stage of her career (within seven years of appointment to an independent position at the nomination deadline) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
    Application Details: Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one from outside the nominee’s institution.
  1. WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research – A woman at the mid-career level (7-15 years in an independent position at the nomination deadline) who has demonstrated a track record of exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and/or has effectively translated cell biology across disciplines, and who exemplifies a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
    Application Details: Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one from outside the nominee’s institution.
  1. The Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award – A woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers.
    Application Details: Provide a letter of nomination highlighting scientific achievements as well as examples of leadership and mentoring, a CV, and up to five letters of support. At least one letter must come from outside the nominee’s institution, and two must be from current or former mentees of the nominee. Letters should include specifics of the nominee’s mentoring history.

Click here to view all of the awards that the ASCB offers.