David C. White Research and Mentoring Award
Awarded by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Honoring David C. White, this award recognizes distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and training in microbiology. Consideration will be given to the breadth of contributions, as well as their originality and overall impact.
- 2016 - Dr Terence Dermody. More about Dr Dermody and the research.
- 2015 - Dr Thomas Walsh. More about Dr Walsh and the research.
- 2014 - Dr Edward Leadbetter. More about Dr Leadbetter and the research.
- 2013 - Dr Farooq Azam. More about Dr Azam and the research.
- 2012 - Dr Peter Greenberg. More about Dr Greenberg and the research.
- 2011 - Dr Jo Handelsman. More about Dr Handelsman and the research.
- 2010 - Dr Kenneth Nealson. More about Dr Nealson and the research.
- 2009 - Dr Edward DeLong. More about Dr DeLong and the research.
Reception, May 18, 2009
- 2008 - Dr Mary Ann Moran. More about Dr Moran, the research, and the presentation at ASM.
Award Eligibility Criteria
There are no age restrictions, but nominees must have a distinguished record of accomplishments in microbiological research.
A cash prize of $5,000, a commemorative medal, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate delivers the D.C. White Research and Training Award Lecture. The award laureate and nominator are honored guests at the ASM awards banquet.
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year. Winners will be announced in Microbe.
Donations can be made to the award at:
American Society for Microbiology
C/O Carol Colgan
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Nominations must be received electronically by October 1. Nominations for the award should be sent to ASM by an individual qualified in the field of microbiology. No person shall send in more than one nomination in any given year. Nominations will be reconsidered annually so long as eligibility criteria are met, although updating is encouraged each year. Nomination materials will not be returned. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must consist of the following:
- Letter of Nomination. Describe the nominee’s accomplishments of unusual merit in interdisciplinary research in the field of microbiology. In addition, describe the major achievements in interdisciplinary microbiological research of the nominee’s cadre of trainees, both past and present.
- Curriculum vitae, including list of publications.
- List of trainees and their major accomplishments.
- Two Letters of Support. Letters of support must come from persons, other than the nominator, who are familiar with the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. Letters must be received from scientists in different institutions than the nominator.
ASM describes the award here.