According to ASPB's bylaws, "The Society shall recognize meritorious research and service in plant biology by the
presentation of awards to deserving individuals. Selection of individuals for awards shall be made by selection
from the nominations submitted by the membership."
Member participation in this honors process is essential if the awards are to represent the judgment of the practitioners of the science.
It is important to have a substantial response to a request for nominations. The larger the group of nominees, the greater the value and
meaningfulness of the ASPB awards program. Do not delay. By starting the nominating process now, meeting the deadline should pose no problem.
PLEASE NOTE: The nomination process has been streamlined. Letters of recommendation are no longer required for any awards except the
ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred International Graduate Student Fellowship Award. All that is required to make a nomination for all other awards is a 1-2 page letter of
nomination and a detailed CV of the nominee. However, supporting letters are still allowed for the other awards and if provided must be
submitted as part of the single pdf nomination file. In addition, nomination committees may go back to the nominator and ask for more
information if they think it necessary.
Any ASPB member may serve as a nominator and may nominate individuals for more than one award.
Making a nomination is a simple two-step procedure. As you prepare the nominating package, remember to:
Assemble a nomination package that includes the following items:
Submit the nomination package by Monday, February 18, 2013 (11:59 p.m. ET). All nominations must be submitted electronically.
Please submit your nomination as a single pdf file.
The ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred International Graduate Student Fellowship is an investment in our nation's future scientists.
The Fellowship encourages leadership skills and career development in students who have an interest in applying
the study of plant biology to research topics related to important commodity crops including corn, soybeans, rice,
wheat or canola. One $22,000 fellowship will be given annually from 2010 through 2013, with an additional $1,000
awarded for the recipient to attend the ASPB annual meeting in the year of their award.
Assemble a nomination package for the ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred International Graduate Student Fellowship Award; packages must be prepared by the
nominee's research supervisor. Nominees must attend a U.S.-accredited college or university, must have an excellent academic record
(e.g., have achieved undergraduate and graduate GPAs of 3.5 or greater), must be Ph.D. candidates (i.e., have passed their preliminary
examinations), and must be members of ASPB. Nominations packages, which must not exceed a total of 20 pages, must include:
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