ASM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
The Distinguished Service Award recognises exceptional service of, or contributions by, individuals to microbiology and the ASM over a sustained period of time. Posthumous awards will be considered.
Individual ASM members, Committees or Branches, may nominate individual ASM members or organisations for a Distinguished Service Award.
The recipients receive an embossed certificate, announced and presented at the ASM Annual General Meeting during the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting.
+ Eligibility Requirements
- Nominees must have been a member of the Society for at least five consecutive years and currently must be a financial member.
+ Application Requirements
Applications must include:
- a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s proposer/s summarising and confirming involvement in and exceptional contributions to the discipline and/or practice of microbiology and to the Society, together with information attesting to the high personal and professional standards of conduct of the candidate. This letter should be signed by both the proposer and the seconder and their email addresses included.
- a complete curriculum vitae together with a condensed summary and photograph suitable for publication in Microbiology Australia.
The Executive Committee will review the nominations received and place those considered acceptable in order merit.
The Executive Committee will present a summary report on nominations received and the names of up to ten recommended awardees to National Council.
*No more than ten Distinguished Service Awards shall be awarded in any one year.
If any additional names were considered acceptable to the Executive Committee but missed out due to the maximum number of award, they will automatically be included in the following 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.
PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS
Thomas Riley, Helena Ward & Andrew Lawrence
Stephen Graves & Richard Bradbury
Charlene Kahler, Ruth Hall & Chris Burke
Chris Ossowicz, Danilla Grando, Fran Morey & Sue Coloe
Andrew Butcher, Louise Roddam, Mohammed Katouli, David Dickeson, Harsha Sheorey & Diane Lightfoot
Peter Timms & Sylvia Kirov
William Crozier & Peter Traynor
Sue Cornish, Enzo Palombo, Tony Marshall & Hatch Stokes
Pat Blackall, Ailsa Hocking, Keryn Christiansen, Lee Smyth, Robyn Wood & Tony Della-Porta
Janine Elliott & Trevor Duxbury
Helen Roberts & Jan Lanser
John Mackenzie & Derk Groo-Obbink
John Finlay-Jones & Valerie Asche & John Pitt
Ian Cheyen & Ian Griffith
H Geoffrey Stevens