About SGM : Introduction

Rules

Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture

  1. The Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture shall be awarded biennially for an outstanding contribution of current importance in microbiology, without restriction on the area of microbiology in which the award is made.
  2. Nominations shall be made by any two members of the Society; the nominee need not be a member of the Society. Nominations should be accompanied by a statement of the contribution to microbiology made by the nominee. A brief curriculum vitae of the nominee and a full bibliography of his or her work should also be included.
  3. There shall be no restriction by means of age or nationality of those eligible for the Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture. Recipients of the Lectureship may not be nominated on a subsequent occasion.
  4. The recipient of the Marjory Stephenson Prize Lectureship will be expected to give a lecture based on the work for which the award has been made to a meeting of the Society. The recipient will be strongly encouraged to publish the lecture in one of the Society's journals, whichever is the most suitable. The decision will be at the discretion of the Editors of the journals.

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Colworth Prize Lecture

  1. The Colworth Prize Lecture shall be awarded biennially for an outstanding contribution in an area of applied microbiology.
  2. Nominations shall be made by any two members of the Society; the nominee need not be a member of the Society. Nominations should be accompanied by a statement of the contribution to applied microbiology made by the nominee. A brief curriculum vitae of the nominee and a full bibliography of his or her work should also be included.
  3. There shall be no restriction by reason of age or nationality of those eligible for nomination for the Colworth Prize Lecture. Recipients of the Lectureship may not be nominated on a subsequent occasion.
  4. The recipient of the Colworth Prize Lectureship will be expected to give a lecture based on the work for which the award has been made to a meeting of the Society and to repeat the lecture at the Colworth Laboratory if required. The recipient will be strongly encouraged to publish the lecture in one of the Society's journals, whichever is the most suitable. The decision will be at the discretion of the Editors of the journals.

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Fleming Prize Lecture

  1. The Fleming Prize Lecture shall be awarded annually to recognize outstanding research in any branch of microbiology by a microbiologist in the early stages of his/her career.
  2. Nominees should normally have been engaged in research for not more than 10 years after doctoral qualification or equivalent. Years may be added to this total in respect of career breaks, for parenthood or other substantive reasons.
  3. Nominations shall be made by any two members of the Society; the nominee need not be a member of the Society. Nominations should be accompanied by a statement of the contribution to microbiology made by the nominee and their merit for the award. A brief curriculum vitae of the nominee and a full bibliography of his or her work should also be included.
  4. The recipient will be expected to give a lecture based on his or her work to a meeting of the Society. He or she may be asked by the Council of the Society to repeat the lecture at another centre in the UK or in Europe. Expenses of the lecturer will be paid by the Society. Requests for such a second lecture should be made to the General Secretary and will be considered by Council. The recipient will be strongly encouraged to publish the lecture in one of the Society's journals, whichever is the most suitable. The decision will be at the discretion of the Editors of the journals.

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Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education

  1. The Peter Wildy Prize shall be awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education, without restriction on the area of microbiology in which the award is made. Microbiology education for the purpose of the award need not be confined to university teaching. It may also include education of the general public, school pupils or professional groups.
  2. Nominations shall be made by any two members of the Society; the nominee need not be a member of the Society. Nominations should be accompanied by a statement of the contribution to microbiology education made by the nominee, supported by appropriate documentation if available. A brief curriculum vitae of the nominee should also be included.
  3. There shall be no restriction by means of age or nationality of those eligible for the Prize. Recipients of the Prize may not be nominated on a subsequent occasion.
  4. The recipient of the Prize will be expected to give a presentation based on an aspect of educational work for which the Prize has been awarded to a meeting of the Society, normally within a year of the announcement of the award. The presentation may take the form of a lecture, workshop, audio/visual display or any other appropriate activity. The recipient will be strongly encouraged to publish an article based on the presentation in Microbiology Today.

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Fred Griffith Review Lecture

  1. The Fred Griffith Review Lecture shall be awarded biennially in recognition of long and distinguished service in any area of microbiology.
  2. Nominations shall be made by any two members of the Society; the nominee need not be a member of the Society. Nominations should be accompanied by a statement of the contribution to microbiology made by the nominee. A brief curriculum vitae of the nominee and a full bibliography of his or her work should also be included.
  3. There shall be no restriction by reason of age or nationality of those eligible for the Prize. Recipients of the Lectureship cannot be nominated on a subsequent occasion.
  4. The recipient of the Fred Griffith Prize Lectureship will be expected to give a lecture based on the work for which the award has been made to a meeting of the Society. The recipient will be strongly encouraged to publish the lecture in one of the Society's journals, whichever is the most suitable. The decision will be at the discretion of the Editors of the journals.

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