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ASP Awards

 

The ASP Research Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions with major impact in the fields of photomedicine, photobiology, photochemistry, and/or photophysics. The recipient will be expected to present an award lecture at the ASP meeting. 

 

The Grants and Awards Committee is charged with selection of the recipient based on nominations by the Committee and by ASP members and on the criteria below. The following general criteria are intended to give flexibility in choosing the best candidate.

1. The candidate may be self nominated or nominated by another member of the ASP and must have made a major research contribution to the photosciences.

2. The candidate must have at least 10 years of post-graduate (PhD or MD) research.

3. For equivalent candidates, preference is given to the candidate who has contributed most to the ASP.

4. The nomination package will stand for three years and can be updated yearly by the nominator. After three years, a new nomination package must be submitted.

Each submitted nomination should include (i) a signed nomination letter by an ASP member describing the candidate and major accomplishments that justify consideration for this award, (ii) an updated CV of the candidate, (iii) up to two additional letters emphasizing the impact of the candidate's research.

 

The individual must be an ASP member at the time of award acceptance and must commit to attending the biennial meeting and be present during the awards ceremony. 

  

The award is $1,000.00 plus travel (total $1500.00) and a plaque.

Previous Winners

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The ASP New Investigator Award recognizes promising quality research in the fields of photomedicine, photobiology, photochemistry, and/or photophysics performed at a relatively early stage in an investigator’s career, typically within the first ten years of obtaining the terminal academic degree. In exceptional cases senior scientists new to the photosciences will be considered. The successful recipient will be expected to present an award lecture at the ASP Biennial meeting. 

Each submitted nomination should include: (i) a signed nomination letter by an ASP member describing the candidate and major accomplishments that justify consideration for this award. Group/joint nomination letters are acceptable. The nomination letter should address research accomplishments and likelihood of continued excellence of the candidate, (ii) an updated CV of the candidate. 

 

The ASP Grants and Awards Committee is charged with selection of the recipient based on nominations by the Committee and by ASP members. Self-nominations are accepted. The individual must be an ASP member at the time of award acceptance.

 

The award is $1000.00 plus travel (total $1500.00) and a plaque.

Previous Winners

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The ASP Light Path Award will honor a researcher with substantial and innovative contributions to the fusion of photobiology with other disciplines, thus broadening the frontiers of photobiology. The award will be delivered during the ASP Biennial meeting.

 

Each submitted nomination should include, (i) a signed nomination letter by an ASP member describing the candidate and major accomplishments that justify consideration for this award, and (ii) an updated CV of the candidate.  

 

The ASP Grants and Awards Committee is charged with selection of the recipient based on nominations by the Committee and by ASP members. Self-nominations are accepted. The individual must be an ASP member at the time of the award acceptance.

 

The award is a personalized plaque.

 

Previous Winners

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The ASP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the illustrious career of a senior researcher whose work has significantly advanced any of the research areas encompassed by the ASP.

 

The Award should only be given when a suitable candidate is agreed upon by the ASP Council and not necessarily awarded every year. The award should be presented as a surprise to the awardee at the ASP business meeting. A “suitable” candidate is one who has devoted substantial time and effort on behalf of ASP over a long period of time (i.e. greater than 10 years). The award should consist of:

1.    A framed hand-drawn certificate

2.    A suitable gift in the neighborhood of $300.00. Example: sundial or kaleidoscope.

3.    A plaque of the type to hang in a den or office with the awardees’ name, name of the award, year and the words “From the Membership”, and the ASP logo.

The past-President has the responsibility of nomination individuals to the Council at the Autumn Council meeting and, if Council agrees, arrange for the certificate, gift and plaque to be ready at the ASP meeting. The ASP President will select the recipient.

 

Previous Winners

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The ASP Photon Award was established to honor members who have made exceptional contributions and who have served the ASP above and beyond the call of duty.

These contributions include service on the ASP Council or as an Officer, contributions to the ASP’s publication efforts, or any other service to the ASP deemed exemplary by members of the Council. The award, a statue of the sun god “Ra”, is to be made on an ad hoc basis as suitable recipients appear. The past-President is responsible for nominating individuals to the Council at the Winter Council meeting. The ASP President will select the recipient.

 

Previous Winners

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The ASP PhotoCite Award A will be given to the author of an original research article in Photochemistry & Photobiology (P&P), the official journal of ASP, published during the last four years (i.e. 2010-2013) that received the most hetero-citations (citations by others) during that period.

 

The recipients will be determined using data supplied by the publisher, Wiley-Blackwell, Inc. The award will be delivered during the ASP Biennial meeting and will be a personalized Plaque.  

 

Previous Winners  

 

 

The ASP PhotoCite Award B will be given to the authors of a review article in Photochemistry & Photobiology, the official journal of ASP, published during the last four years (i.e. 2010-2013) that received the most hetero-citations (citations by others) during that period.

 

The recipients will be determined using data supplied by the ASP publisher.

The award will  be delivered during the ASP Biennial meeting and will be a personalized plaque.

 

Previous Winners

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The ASP Editor’s Student Research Award will honor an individual who has published outstanding research in P&P as the first author in 2011-2013, and must have been a graduate or undergraduate student at the time of submission.

The research article must have been published in the specified period or (if not yet in print) must have been accepted by the journal and published online. 

 

The Award is $600.00 towards travel expenses to the ASP Biennial meeting and a Plaque.  

 

In order to be considered for this award, the following application package must be submitted by the applicant:

(1) pdf file of research paper published in P&P in 2011-2013 indicating first authorship.

(2) brief documentation of student status at the time the original manuscript was submitted to P&P

(3) brief letter of support written by the research advisor detailing the research contributions the applicant made as a graduate/undergraduate student.

(4) an updated CV of the candidate 

 

The successful applicant will be selected by members of the ASP Grants and Awards Committee and the P&P Editorial Board. The individual must be an ASP member at the time of the award acceptance. 

  

Previous Winners

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The ASP Urbach Student Travel Award was established in memory of Fred Urbach, ASP past-President. The award is intended to assist ASP students and post-docs with travel expenses in order to present a poster or presentation of their work to the ASP meetings.

 

The award must be applied for following the criteria set for each meeting by the Committee.

 

The award will consist of a cash award determined by the ASP Grants and Awards Committee.

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