Nominations for BioOne Ambassador Award Needed!

ASPT would like to submit a nomination for the BioOne Ambassador Award, but the timeline is short. If you have someone in mind to nominate or you wish to self-nominate, please provide a 250 word max statement (see below) to Mark Fishbein by 5 pm CT on Friday, February 15. The nomination should state why you believe the nominee (who meets the criteria below) deserves to be recognized for an influential article that was published in Systematic Botany vol. 43 (2018). 

The ASPT Publications Committee will review the nominations, and a nomination will be submitted to BioOne by Mark Fishbein by February 22. If our nomination is selected to move forward in the competition, our nominee will be invited to submit a maximum 250 word response to the question: What are the broader implications of your work, and how does your work impact the public at large?

Deadline for nominations to Mark Fishbein, Friday, February 15, 5:00 pm CT. mark.fishbein@okstate.edu

The BioOne Ambassador Award recognizes early career authors working to communicate the importance and impact of their research to the public. ASPT may nominate rising scholar contributing to our journals who,

  • are graduate students, or are within five years of receiving their doctorate; and,

  • published an article in Systematic Botany during 2018.

Nominees will submit a short response to the question: What are the broader implications of your work, and how does your work impact the public at large? The winning entries engage readers by highlighting the importance of their research at a local or global level and authors receive a $1,000 cash award.

  1. Early career researcher: graduate student or within five years of completing their doctorate.

  2. Published an influential scientific article in a BioOne Complete journal during 2018.

  3. Nomination must be made by a current BioOne publishing partner.

  4. If nominated the individual is willing to provide a short description of  how the results of their work impact the public.

See these tips for constructing a winning submission.

BioOne Ambassador Award recipients are selected on the basis of their ability to communicate the impact of their research both outside of their specific discipline and to the general public.

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