ASM FRANK FENNER AWARD

Awarded annually to recognise distinguished contributions in any area of Australian research in microbiology by scientists in a formative stage of their career, rather than to reward senior scientists for a lifetime of achievement. Two awards will be given each year.

The recipients of the Frank Fenner Awards are expected to present 15 minutes presentations at the current year’s Annual Scientific Meeting. They will also each receive a plaque given at the meeting’s award ceremony, $1000 prize money, a full conference registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting and up to 3 nights accommodation.

+ Eligibility Requirements

Essential criteria:

  • Have been a member of the society in any category for at least two years and must currently be a MASM or FASM.
  • Have been engaged in research at postdoctoral level or equivalent for less than or equal to fifteen years of fulltime research since acquiring their postdoctoral degree in cases of significant career interruption on the closing date of the year of application.
  • To be eligible you need to be an Associate Professor or below.

Desirable criteria:

Demonstrated active participation in ASM affairs at National or local branch level or in promoting the interests of the Society to the Australian or international community.

+ Application Requirements

Applications must include:

  • a curriculum vitae (including alist of publications)
  • a one page summary of contribution to research in Microbiology
  • a brief statement addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria
  • the names and addresses (including email addresses) of two (2) referees

+ Conditions of Award

Applicants need to show that their area of research excellence was work done substantially in Australia or, for those applicants recently returned from overseas, is ongoing work in Australia that will enhance the nation's international reputation in microbiology. The recipients are required to present the Fenner Lectures at the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting.

+ Award Review Committee

The award committee will consist of the ASM President, Immediate Past President, President Elect, NSAC Chair and Scientific Advisors.

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

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2009

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2001

1999

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1992

1991

1990

Maria Liaskos & Martina Sanderson Smith

Anton Peleg & Makrina Totsika

Catherine Satzke & Hayley Newton

Scott Beatson & Kate Seib

Gene Tyson

Benjamin Howden

Gilda Tachedjian

Johnson Mak

Mark Schembri

Elizabeth Hartland

Elizabeth Harry

Brett Neilan

Andrew Holmes

Rick Cavicchioli

Bill Rawlinson

John Bowman

Linda Blackall & Michael Jennings

Richard Strugnall

Peter Timms

Eric Gowans

David Hampson

Ian Macreadie

Peter Franzmann

Patrick Blackall

Stuart Hazell

Mike Dyall-Smith 

Paul Manning