The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) administers 23 scientific achievement awards. These are annual awards given at the ASM's two large meetings where scientists are honored for their outstanding accomplishments in research, mentoring, education, leadership, and other practices of microbiology. Many subspecialties of microbiology are included in these awards, including eukaryotic microbiology.
For example, the USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award recognizes outstanding efforts by a scientist who has demonstrated the importance of microbial biodiversity through sustained curatorial or stewardship activities for a major resource used by the scientific community. Such resources may include collections of cells or microorganisms, databases or tools, or major reference works or services as an essential aspect of either one or more major publications or an extensive work effort.
Another relevant award is the Procter and Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, which recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development in applied (non-clinical) and environmental microbiology.
More information on these and other awards can be found online at www.asm.org/awards. Nominations for the General Meeting Awards are due on October 1.