ASM Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award recognises outstanding service of, or contributions by, individuals to the Society.
Individual ASM members, Committees or Branches, may nominate individual ASM members or organisations for a Distinguished Service Award.
Nominees must have been members of ASM for at least 5 continuous years
Posthumous awards will be considered.
Distinguished Service Awards will be announced and presented at the ASM Annual General Meeting and the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting.
Nominees must be members of the ASM for at least 5 continuous years.
A person shall not be considered for a Distinguished Service Award unless the National Office has received from the proposers:
- a letter of recommendation from the applicants proposer/s summarizing and confirming involvement in and major contributions to the discipline and/or practice of microbiology to the Society , together with information attesting to the high personal and professional standards of conduct of the candidate
- a nomination signed by (one) 1 proposer, (one) 1 seconder including names and email addresses.
- a complete curriculum vitae together with a condensed summary and photograph suitable for publication in Microbiology Australia
Nominations should be sent to the National Office Manager (email@example.com)
Conditions of the Award
No more than ten Distinguished Service Awards shall be awarded in any one year.
The Executive Committee will review the nominations received and place those considered acceptable and of sufficient merit in priority order.
The Executive Committee will present a summary report on nominations received and the names of up to ten recommended awardees to National Council.
Persons or organisations nominated for Distinguished Service Awards who were considered by the Executive Committee to be acceptable and of sufficient merit but who, due to award number limits, were not recommended to Council in that year, will be automatically included in the nominations for the next year. This process shall be repeated for a maximum of three years. At the end of this three year period, a fresh nomination will be required if consideration is to be continued.
Closing Date for nominations: 30 November of any year
Acknowledgement: An acknowledgement will be emailed within 5 business days of receiving your application - if this has not been received, please contact the ASM National Office - Tel: 1300 656 423