IS-MPMI AWARDS

IS-MPMI recognizes the outstanding service, scientific innovations, and significant accomplishments of its members​ with the following awards. ​Members are encouraged to nominate themselves or another
IS-MPMI member for these prestigious honors.


Nominations for the 2023 awards are due November 30, 2022.​


​IS-MPMI Early Career Achievement Award

The IS-MPMI Early Career Achievement Award (formely called the Young Investigator Award) recognizes an outstanding investigator who is known internationally as an emerging research leader in the area of molecular plant-microbe interactions. 

The award includes an honorarium of $1,000, a featured presentation by the awardee during the 2023 IS-MPMI Congress​, and complimentary registration to the congress.

Eligibility

  • ​Nominees must be current IS-MPMI members who have been in an independent, full-time research position for no more than seven years as of the date of the next IS-MPMI Congress. Note that time taken off for child-rearing does not count in this limit and other special circumstances may be evaluated at the discretion of the committee.

  • The research forming the basis of the nomination must have occurred during the independent  research phase of the nominee's career, typically within the last 6 years. 

  • Typical nominees will be within 12 years of receiving their PhDs.

  • Students and Postdoctoral Scholars are not eligible.​

  • Attendance at the IS-MPMI Congress is required prior to receipt of award funds.


Nomination Process

Each IS-MPMI member of the society may nominate one (1) candidate for the award, including themselves. Nominees are to be IS-MPMI members.​ The nomination must address the candidate's contributions to research, including a clear statement describing the impact that they have in the field of IS-MPMI.


Nomination package to include:

  • A nominations letter (not to exceed 2 pages; 1,000 words single line spaced) describing the basis for the nomination. This letter should document the relevance and impact of the candidate's research contribution in the field of IS-MPMI. This letter can be written by a single individual or group of individuals. 

  • A curriculum vitae of the nominee

  • A list of the most significant publications of the nominee while in their independent research position.

  • Additional letters of support (optional; 2 maximum) Letters that can provi​de additional insight of the nominee's research contributions outlined in the nomination letter are welcome though not required.

  • Nominations should be submitted via the online form and all supporting documents to be saved as a single portable document file (pdf file) and saved as the nominee's last name, first name, followed by nomination (example: Smith_Tom_nomination.pdf). Each page in the PDF file should have the name of the nominee included in the page header.​

Nomination deadline is November 30, 2022.


Previous Awardees​

  • ​2019: Katharina Markmann​​

The IS-MPMI Outstanding Achievement Award 

The IS-MPMI Outstanding Achievement Award (formerly called the IS-MPMI Award) ​recognizes an investigator who has a high international reputation as a research leader for groundbreaking and original research in the area of molecular plant-microbe interactions. The award also recognizes their strong commitment to one or more activities that advance the IS-MPMI field, including teaching, mentoring, educational outreach, international collaborations, service to the community, and/or advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Nominees to be current IS-MPMI members.

The award includes an honorarium of $1,000, a featured presentation by the awardee during the 2023 IS-MPMI Congress, and complimentary registration to the congress. ​

Nomination process

​​Each member of the society may nominate one (1) candidate for the award, including themselves. The nomination must address the candidate's contributions to research and other notable activities. It should include a clear statement describing the impact that the nominee has had in the field of IS-MPMI.


Nomination package to include:

  • Nomination letter (not to exceed 2 pages; 1,000 words single line spaced) describing the basis for the nomination. This letter should document the relevance and impact of the candidate's research contributions and activities that advance the IS-MPMI field. The letter can be written by a single individual or group of individuals.

  • A curriculum vitae of the nominee summarizing their research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service activities. 

  • A list of ten (10) most significant publications of the nominee

  • Additional letters of support (optional 2 maximum) Letters that can provide additional insight into the significance of the nominee's contributions outlined in the nomination letter are welcome though not required. 

  • Nominations should be submitted via the online form and all supporting documents to be saved as a single portable document file (pdf file) and saved as the nominee's last name, first name, followed​ by nomination (example: Smith_Tom_nomination.pdf). Each page in the PDF file should have the name of the nominee included in the page header.

Nominations for the 2023 award are due November 30, 2022.


Previous Awardees​

  • 2019: Brian Staskawicz
  • 2016: Sharon Long
  • 2014: Frederick Ausubel​
  • 2012: Adam and Eva Kondorosi
  • 2009: Jeff Dangl
  • 2007: Thomas Boller

IS-MPMI Congress: Shimamoto Travel Awards​​​​​

For every Congress, the IS-MPMI board provides support from proceeds of the prior Congress, and seeks additional grant funding, to be able to provide the IS-MPMI Shimamoto Travel Awards​ for eligible students, post-docs, and early career professionals. This competitive process recognizes new talent in the discipline and includes a financial​ travel stipend along with professional development opportunities offered during the Congress. 

​Application process is part of the 2023 IS-MPMI Congress​ abstract submission process.​ Applicants to be an IS-MPMI member upon receipt of the award, and at the time of the conference.