IS-MPMI Award Call for Nominations

The 2019 Nomination Process is Now Closed. Check back in 2020 for details on the next award.

IS-MPMI is now accepting nominations to recognize an outstanding senior investigator who has a high
international reputation as a research leader for groundbreaking and original research in the area of
molecular plant-microbe interactions.
One award is available and will be presented at the IS-MPMI XVIII Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, July 14-18, 2019. The award includes a cash prize of $1,000 and a featured presentation by the awardee during the 2019 Congress.
Nomination Details
Each member of the society may nominate one (1) candidate for the award (self-nominations are not allowed). Nominations should address the activities most relevant to the award, with a clear statement of the impact that the nominee has had in the molecular plant-microbe interactions field.
Please include the following documents in your nomination, in this order:
  • A short cover letter (not to exceed on​e page) that can provide additional insight into the significance of the contributions that is not given in the nomination statement. Multiple letters of support should not be provided for a candidate’s nomination.
  • A nomination statement as a short summary (up to 500 words) stating the basis for the nomination and should be succinct and document the relevance and impact of the candidate’s contributions to the advancement of knowledge regarding molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • CV of nominee with the ten (10) most significant publications of the nominee indicated with an asterisk.
Nominations must be submitted as ONE (1) portable document file (PDF file) saved as the nominee's last name, first name, followed by nomination (example: SmithTom_nomination.pdf).  Each page in the PDF file should have the name of the nominee included in the page header.  
Nominations should be sent by email to IS-MPMI Staff Member, Cindy Scheller ( by 3:00PM U.S. Central Standard Time on September 17, 2018 with subject line "2019 IS-MPMI Award Nomination" to clearly identify the submission.
Notification of Submission
Upon submission of the nomination, an e-mail confirmation will be sent within two (2) business days. Please save a copy for your records. The nominations will be reviewed and a decision will be made by the Board of Directors of
IS-MPMI with notification of awardee selection by late October.