Eric E. Conn Young Investigator Award

American Society of Plant Biologists

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Feb 14, 2019 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 5 years of receiving their PhD

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ASPB is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences. It publishes two world-class journals and organizes conferences, and other activities that are key to the advancement of the science.

The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. Over the decades the Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology as well as to serve the basic interests of plant science.

ASPB offers awards that recognize the outstanding work of industry scientists in companies of all sizes who translate discovery research into real-world outcomes that benefit agriculture. The award additionally acts as a vehicle to increase the awareness of the highest quality science performed by industry scientists, whether or not they are members of the society upon nomination, and showcases the opportunities and rewards of this career path.

The Eric E. Conn Young Investigator Award, first given by the Society in 2011, honors Eric E. Conn’s contributions in plant biology by recognizing young scientists who will be inspired to follow in his footsteps. The award recognizes not only outstanding research but also demonstrated excellence in outreach, public service, mentoring, or teaching by plant scientists at the beginning of their careers. It also provides one year membership to the Society.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • An eligible nominee is a member of the Society who is not more than five years post-PhD on January 1st of the year of the presentation.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.