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Prize Lectures

The Society awards a range of prizes in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology. Nominations for these awards are invited from the membership each year. An appointed Prize Award Panel, chaired by the General Secretary of the Society, will be responsible for presenting a shortlist for the Prize Medal and a recommendation for all other prize lecture winners to Council for endorsement when they meet in September. The successful recipient will be invited to accept and the announcement made in the following February edition of Microbiology Today, the Society's magazine.

Rules for all Prizes:

  1. All Prizes are awarded annually.
  2. Nominations shall be made by any two members of the Society; the nominee need not be a member of the Society. Nominations may require accompanying documentation; please see individual Prize information for requirements. Recipients of Prizes may not be nominated on a subsequent occasion though unsuccessful nominees may be resubmitted the following year.
  3. The recipient will be expected to present a lecture based on his or her work to an appropriate meeting or event of the Society. Expenses of the lecturer will be paid by the Society. At the discretion of the Editors of the Society’s journals, the recipient may also be strongly encouraged to publish the lecture in a suitable journal.
  4. Unless otherwise stipulated by the criteria, there shall be no restriction by means of age, nationality or gender of those eligible for Society for General Microbiology (SGM) Prizes. SGM encourages an expectation of at least 33%, and ideally 50% of female participation.
  1. Colworth Prize Lecture (sponsored by the Colworth Laboratory of Unilever Research)

    The Prize, sponsored by the Colworth Laboratory of Unilever Research, is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to translational microbiology.

  2. Prize Medal

    Awarded annually to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in his or her field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.

  3. Fleming Prize Lecture

    Awarded annually to an early career researcher who has achieved an outstanding research record within 12 years of being awarded their PhD. Years may be added to this total in respect to substantive reasons, which could include maternity/paternity leave, long-term sickness, or similar reasons.

  4. Peter Wildy Prize Lecture

    Awarded annually to an individual for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education and/or communication in order to stimulate interest and understanding in the subject. This may include university teaching or education of the general public, school students or professional groups and is without restriction on the area of microbiology in which the award is made.

  5. Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture

    Awarded annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the discipline of microbiology.

  6. Fred Griffith Prize Lecture

    The Fred Griffith Prize, awarded biennially for a long and distinguished service in any area of microbiology, has been retired and will no longer be awarded.

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