ASB Meritorious Teaching Award ($1,500) – The Association of Southeastern Biologists Meritorious Teaching Award is one of the highest honors for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in biology in the U.S. Southeast.  Since 1953, ASB has recognized one of its members for outstanding teaching most years at the ASB Annual Banquet, the closing event of each spring meeting.  Carolina Biological Supply Company generously sponsors this $1500 award.  The Meritorious Teaching Award Committee seeks nominations from the ASB membership and selects the winner.  The Meritorious Teaching Committee urges the membership to consider qualified candidates at their institutions or at other ASB associated institutions for nomination and to assume the responsibility of coordinating and submitting materials for candidates’ nominations.  Possible candidates may not nominate themselves. Nominations are due by 1 February 2017. Contact Dr. Jenell Talley, Chair of the ASB Meritorious Teaching Award Committee, and download 2017 detailed nomination criteria here.

ASB Student Research Award ($1000) – Sponsored by ASB Patron Martin Microscope – presented to a student member for outstanding research. A written manuscript or publication (published after the previous ASB annual meeting, but not prior) and an oral presentation at the annual meeting are required. Applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student at the time of presentation, or graduated within 6 months prior to the presentation. Submit via e-mail a manuscript and short biographical sketch to the Chair of the ASB Student Research Award Committee. Contact Dr. Chris Gissendanner, Committee Chair, and download 2017 detailed submission requirements here. Applications are due by close of ASB 2017 Abstract submission. 

ASB Senior Research Award ($1000) – presented to a senior ASB member (students are not eligible for this award) for outstanding research. A written manuscript or publication and an oral presentation at the annual meeting are required. The manuscript must be completed within the two-year period prior to the award submission deadline. The presentation must be given at either the previous or upcoming annual meeting. Applicants should send their manuscript and request for consideration via email to the Chair of the Senior Research Awards Committee, Dr. Matt Heard,  by close of ASB 2017 Abstract submission.  

ASB Student Oral Presentation Awards ($300) – presented to outstanding student oral presentations at the annual meeting. Students are recognized in one of four categories designed to reflect the breadth of biological disciplines at ASB that are not currently represented through Affiliate Awards. At abstract submission, students may choose no more than one category (Cell and Molecular Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology, and Microbiology) in which to be considered. One award of $300 will be made in each of the four categories at the closing banquet at the annual meeting. Apply for this award when you submit your abstract for the ASB annual meeting. In addition to submitting your talk abstract, you will be required to submit a 100-word justification of how your work meets the requirements of the award.

ASB Student Poster Presentation Awards ($300) – presented to outstanding student poster presentations at the annual meeting. Students are recognized in one of four categories designed to reflect the breadth of biological disciplines at ASB that are not currently represented through Affiliate Awards. At abstract submission, students may choose no more than one category (Cell and Molecular Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology, and Microbiology) in which to be considered. One award of $300 will be made in each of the four categories at the closing banquet at the annual meeting. Apply for this award when you submit your abstract for the ASB annual meeting. In addition to submitting your poster abstract, you will be required to submit a 100-word justification of how your work meets the requirements of the award.

Support Award for Graduate Student Members of ASB ($250 plus ASB Banquet ticket) – Limited funds are available to defray expenses for graduate students who attend and present at the ASB meeting. Students may apply for an award of $250 plus a ticket to the ASB Banquet. Recipients must be members of ASB and present at the annual meeting to be eligible. Contact Dr. Beverly Collins, Committee Chair, and download 2017 detailed guidelines and application here. Deadline for receipt of applications is 12 January 2017.

Support Awards for First-Generation Undergraduate Student Members of ASB – The ASB Committee on Human Diversity is pleased to announce that funds are available to partially defray the expenses of undergraduate first generation college students that will attend the Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting. The awards are meant to defray the cost of student registration, student membership, travel and lodging costs associated with the 2017 ASB Meeting. It is unlikely that total award will exceed $200 and the awards will be disbursed at the meeting. Recipients must be members of ASB. Contact Dr. Jay Bolin, Committee Chair, and download 2017 detailed guidelines here. Deadline for receipt of applications is 17 February 2017.


Affiliate Awards

The following awards are sponsored by ASB Affiliates and are listed in alphabetical order by Affiliate. Students will have the opportunity to select awards for consideration at the time of abstract submission for the annual ASB Meeting.

North Carolina Botanical Garden Award ($300) – Presented to a member for outstanding research which best advances our understanding of the biology and conservation of southeastern plants and/or their ecosystems.

Southeast Chapter of the Ecological Society of America – Eugene P. Odum Award ($500) – Presented to a student member for the most outstanding oral presentation in the field of ecological research. *Students may apply for only one of the two SE ESA awards (Odum or Quarterman-Keever) but not both. Students should make sure that their research is complete and of sufficient depth to qualify for these awards. Abstracts failing to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Southeast Chapter of the Ecological Society of America – Elsie Quarterman-Catherine Keever Award ($500) – Presented to a student member for the most outstanding poster presentation in the field of ecological research. *Students may apply for only one of the two SE ESA awards (Odum or Quarterman-Keever) but not both. Students should make sure that their research is complete and of sufficient depth to qualify for these awards. Abstracts failing to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society – Earl Core Student Research Award ($750) – Presented annually to support student research projects (graduate and undergraduate) in plant taxonomy, systematics, and ecology. Award criteria and the application form may be found at sabs.us/awards. The deadline is February 7, 2017.

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society – Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award ($300) – Presented annually to a student with the best oral presentation on research in the field of botany/plant science. *Students may apply for one or the other award (Oral or Poster Presentation) from SABS, but not both. Apply when you submit your presentation abstract for the ASB meeting.

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society – Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award ($300) – Presented annually to a student with the best poster presentation on research in the field of botany/plant science. *Students may apply for one or the other award (Oral or Poster Presentation) from SABS, but not both. Apply when you submit your presentation abstract for the ASB meeting.

Southern Appalachian Botanical Society – Student Conference Support Award ($500) – This financial assistance award is available to undergraduate and graduate students presenting a paper or poster with a botanical focus at the annual ASB/SABS meeting. Award criteria and the application form may be found atsabs.us/awards. The deadline is February 7, 2017.

Southeastern Section of the Botanical Society of America – Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award ($300) – Presented annually to a student with the best oral presentation for research in the field of botany/plant science. *Students may apply for one or the other award (Oral or Poster Presentation) from SE BSA, but not both.

Southeastern Section of the Botanical Society of America – Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award ($300) – Presented annually to a student with the best poster presentation for research in the field of botany/plant science. *Students may apply for one or the other award (Oral or Poster Presentation) from SE BSA, but not both.