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.


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:


ASM describes the award here.