Awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education.
This may include university teaching or education of the general public, school pupils or professional groups. The winner receives £1000 and gives a lecture on his/her work at a Society meeting.
Peter Wildy was president of the Society from 1978 to 1981 and a founding editor of the Journal of General Virology in 1967. He was a distinguished virologist and a charismatic teacher.
Nominations for this award are put forward to SGM Council by an appointed search committee in accordance with the rules. Please download a nomination form. Completed forms and supporting documentation should be submitted to email@example.com by 19 August 2013. No decision will be made until after 13 September 2013.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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