The ASBMB offers a number of awards to recognise excellence in Australian biochemistry and molecular biology. The ASBMB strongly encourages the nomination of female candidates.
Nominations/applications for the 2022 round of awards must be received by Monday 1 November 2021.
Nominations/applications must be emailed to the Secretary of the Society; hard copies are not required.
THE LEMBERG MEDAL
The Lemberg Medal is awarded to a distinguished ASBMB member who will present the Lemberg Lecture at the annual ASBMB conference. The Medal is presented in memory of Emeritus Professor M.R. Lemberg who was the Society’s first President and Honorary Member. The award will be made to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in biochemistry and molecular biology and who has made significant contributions to the scientific community. Nominees must have been members of the Society for at least 5 years before the year in which the Medal nomination is to be considered. An honorarium is provided by ASBMB.
THE SHIMADZU RESEARCH MEDAL
The Shimadzu Research Medal is awarded to an outstanding ASBMB member with no more than 15 years since the award of the PhD degree (or equivalent taking any career disruption into account) at the nominated deadline. The successful candidate will present the Shimadzu Medal Lecture at the annual ASBMB conference. Nominees must have been members of the Society for at least 2 years before the year in which the Medal nomination is to be considered. An honorarium is provided through the courtesy of Shimadzu.
THE SDR SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION AWARD
The SDR Scientific Education Award rewards outstanding achievement in education in biochemistry or molecular biology, especially innovation and creativity in education, with a view to fostering leadership in this important area of the Society’s objectives. The Award will enable the recipient to participate in an international conference with a significant focus on education, or to spend a period of time at another institution (in Australia or overseas) for the purposes of undertaking developments in education in biochemistry and molecular biology. The recipient will present a lecture within the Education Symposium at the annual ASBMB conference. Applicants must have been members of the Society for at least 2 years before the year in which the Award application is to be considered. The contribution to travel expenses is provided through the courtesy of SDR Scientific.
THE EPPENDORF EDMAN ECR AWARD
The Eppendorf Edman ECR Award is awarded to an ASBMB member with no more than 7 years postdoctoral experience (or equivalent taking any career disruption into account), in recognition of their outstanding research work. The Award provides funds to assist the recipient to attend an overseas conference in a field associated with biochemistry or molecular biology or to visit briefly a research laboratory in Australia or elsewhere to access specialised equipment or to learn new research techniques. Applicants must have been members of the Society for at least 2 years before the year in which the application is to be considered, or must have taken out a 3 year membership in the year of the application. The contribution to travel expenses is provided through the courtesy of Eppendorf South Pacific.
Up to five ASBMB Fellowships are awarded annually to biochemists or molecular biologists, each of whom is at least in the second year of PhD training and not more than 2 years subsequent to the award of the PhD degree, and normally resident in Australia, in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of biochemistry or molecular biology. Applicants must be members of the Society with at least 1 year of membership immediately prior to the application, or should have taken out a 3 year membership in the year of the application. The fellowships provide funds to assist each recipient to attend an overseas conference in a field associated with biochemistry or molecular biology or to visit briefly research laboratories in Australia or overseas to learn new research techniques. Each recipient will receive complimentary registration (Collins Bursary) for the annual ASBMB conference, thus wherever possible, fellowship recipients shall attend the annual ASBMB conference where their fellowship will be awarded. Each recipient shall provide the Editor with a report of the overseas conference attended or the work accomplished, for publication in the Australian Biochemist. Funding for the fellowships is provided by ASBMB. In each year, one such ASBMB Fellowship, designated the Fred Collins Award, may be granted for exceptionally strong research work by an applicant. Please click here to read about Fred Collins.
THE BOOMERANG AWARD – not offered for 2022
The Boomerang Award is offered to an outstanding expatriate Australian biochemist or molecular biologist to provide an opportunity to return to Australia to present their work in a Symposium at the annual ASBMB conference and to give seminars at universities or research institutes in at least one other Australian city. The Award is intended to provide the awardee with exposure in Australia and to facilitate interactions with local researchers. The Award will include free registration at the annual ASBMB conference, and make significant contributions to travel and accommodation expenses. Applicants must have been a member of a recognised Australian scientific society for at least 2 years, or must have taken out a 3 year membership in the year of the application, and awarded their PhD not more than 10 years prior to the closing date (or equivalent taking any career disruption into account). The contribution to travel expenses is provided by ASBMB.
ASBMB STUDENT MERIT AWARD APPLICATIONS
ASBMB considers applications by its student members to cover the cost of their registration for attendance at the ASBMB conference. A maximum of 6 awards will be awarded.
Application details to be advised.
AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE RUDI LEMBERG TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP
This Award is offered by the Australian Academy of Science. It is not to be confused with the ASBMB Lemberg Medal.
The Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowship commemorates the contributions of Professor MR Lemberg FAA FRS to science in Australia. Professor Lemberg was the Society’s first President. The purpose of the Fellowship is to enable either Australian or overseas scientists of standing to visit Australian scientific centres and to deliver lectures. The Lemberg Fellow may be drawn from any field of biology but special consideration will be given to those areas in which Professor Lemberg had an especial interest, namely biochemistry, conservation and the Australian flora. Up to $15,000 towards overseas and domestic airfares is provided.
Application details to be advised.
More information: www.science.org.au/awards/lemberg.htm