The ASMB Award Program operates in conjunction with the ASMB Biennial Meeting. The 2018 award program is now open for nominations. Please see each award description for application instructions. To apply, send required materials to ASMB. Nomination deadline - November 3, 2017.
NEW AWARD! The ASMB Founders Award
The ASMB Founders Award honors the individuals whose efforts led to the establishment of the Society. This award recognizes the highest level of scientific excellence in extracellular matrix and cell-matrix interactions in young scientists in transition toward their first independent career positions, and who have demonstrated a visible commitment to a career in matrix research and the activities of the ASMB. The Award ceremony will include a brief presentation at the Conference. The awardee's presence at the conference will include support for travel, registration, and two nights' lodging. Appropriate applicants should be ASMB members who are scientists in training, who have not yet received a fully-independent faculty appointment, and who are within 7 years of award of their doctoral degree. Women and minority scientists are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will be asked to submit an application package as a PDF document that contains (1) a complete NIH biosketch, (2) a one–page statement describing their most significant contributions to date, involvement with the ASMB, future research directions relevant to the field of matrix biology, and (3) copies of up to three peer-reviewed research publications (not reviews) illustrating a commitment to matrix-related research. Separately, applicants should solicit three letters of recommendation from mentors/senior collaborators (not fellow trainees) in the field of Matrix Biology. To apply for this award, email application materials to ASMB.
The Renato Iozzo Award
The Renato Iozzo Award for Outstanding Research in Matrix Biology will be given to a mid-career investigator, 5-15 years from their first faculty or equivalent appointment, in a fashion that distinguishes the qualifications of the awardee from the recipients of the current Junior and Senior Investigator Awards. The ASMB Nominating Committee, chaired by the Past President, will make the final selection among candidates, subject to the approval of the ASMB council. Award nominations must originate from ASMB members and be accompanied by a complete CV and at least three letters of support, including one from an ASMB sponsor. The additional letters should come from leaders in the discipline who may or may not be ASMB members. The sponsor's letter should provide an in-depth description of the candidate's accomplishments and their impact on the discipline of matrix biology as well as a listing of key papers and accomplishments. Additional letters, solicited by the sponsor or the selection committee should emphasize the scientific impact of the candidate's current work and the prospect of continuing contributions to the field. The awardee will be required to be an active member of the ASMB at time of the award, and he/she will be required to deliver a concurrent or plenary talk during the biennial meeting of the Society. The award will speak at the biennial meeting and will be presented with a plaque, an honorarium and conference registration. To apply for this award, email materials to ASMB.
Senior Investigator Award
The Senior Investigator award is presented to an established researcher for outstanding, continued contributions to the field. To be considered for this prestigious award, the nominee must be a current ASMB member, be active in matrix-related research, and be well recognized for making important scientific contributions to matrix biology. The awardee is invited to speak at one of the Plenary Sessions during the biennial meeting and is presented with a plaque, an honorarium, and complimentary conference registration. Nominations are called for from the membership prior to the biennial meeting and chosen by election of the ASMB council and officers. To nominate someone for the Senior Investigator Award, please send the CV of the nominee and a letter of support to ASMB .
Junior Investigator Award
This award is presented to a newly established, independent investigator who has already made a high-impact finding (or findings) and who shows much promise for continued accomplishments. To be considered for this prestigious award, the nominee must meet the criteria as set forth in the NIH policies (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm) and be a current ASMB member and hold an entry-level faculty appointment (e.g., Instructor, Assistant Professor, or equivalent) at an accredited institution or be an entry-level scientist in industry. Nominees for the Junior Investigator Awardee are put forth by a sponsor and must include the CV of the nominee, a letter of support by the sponsor, and at least one other letter of support. The nominating packages are evaluated by and chosen by election of the ASMB council and officers. The awardee is invited to speak at one of the concurrent or plenary sessions during the biennial meeting and is presented with a plaque, an honorarium, and complimentary conference registration.To nominate someone for the Junior Investigator Award, please send: the CV of the nominee, a letter of support by the sponsor and at least one other letter of support to ASMB.
All Travel Award applications are requested at the time of abstract submission.
Travel Awards: Selected Talks
Five (5) Travel Awards will be given to outstanding abstracts selected for oral presentation in one of the thematic concurrent sessions at the ASMB biennial meeting. To be considered for one of these awards, the candidates must be a trainee (i.e., a student or postdoctoral fellow) and an active ASMB member. In addition, the candidates need to indicate their interest in applying for the award and their preference that their abstract be considered for an oral presentation by checking the appropriate boxes on the abstract submission form. Candidates must submit a CV and letter of recommendation (advisor or other senior investigator) during the abstract submission process. The abstracts are reviewed by the program and awards committee before the meeting and those chosen will then be informed. Each awardee is presented with a certificate and an honorarium and will be recognized at the meeting.
Travel Awards: Poster Presentations
Five (5) Travel Awards are selected onsite at each biennial meeting by a panel of judges who review the presented posters. The award is open to students and postdoctoral fellows who indicate at the time of their abstract submission that they wish to apply for the award. Candidates must submit a CV and letter of recommendation (advisor or other senior investigator) during the abstract submission process. These awards are limited to active ASMB members. The award is presented onsite at the biennial meeting and is accompanied by a certificate and an honorarium.