Research Awards


Research Awards in the amount of $35,000 each are presented annually. Two awards are fully sponsored by Thermo Scientific and Waters Corporation. The Research Awards were originated by Robert Finnigan in 1985. The purpose of the awards is to promote academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry.

2014 Recipients



  Kerri A. Pratt
University of Michigan
Sponsored by Thermo Scientific



 Zhibo Yang
University of Oklahoma
Sponsored by Waters Corporation

Research Awards Objective.
 To promote academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry.

Eligibility.  Open to academic scientists within four years of joining the tenure track faculty or equivalent in a North American university. Applicants may not have previously received an award under this program. Applicants must be members of ASMS.

Application.  Applicants should submit the following no later than November 30
  1. One-page fiscal proposal and justification
  2. List of current research support
  3. Three-page proposal, including references, figures, etc.
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Two letters of recommendation may be emailed directly to ASMS:  office@asms.org
Application materials 1-4 should be arranged in order and assembled as one PDF.  Email to office@asms.org.  File may not exceed 5 MB, including letters of recommendation. Must be received in the ASMS office by November 30. 

Fiscal.  The awards of $35,000 each will be made to a university in the name of the selected individual and for the researcher’s exclusive use. In accepting this award, the institution will agree not to charge overhead on the funds.

Information.  Contact ASMS. Telephone: (505) 989-4517 Fax: (505) 989-1073 office@asms.org

PAST RECIPIENTS
2013
Matthew Bush
Yu Xia

2012
Ileana M. Cristea
Sharon J. Pitteri 

2011
Brandon Ruotolo
Judit Villen

2010
Hao Chen
Sarah Trimpin 

2009
Zheng Ouyang
Benjamin A. Garcia

2008
Daniel E. Austin
Nicholas C. Polfer
John A. McLean

2007
Rebecca Jockusch
Joshua J. Coon
Gavin E. Reid

2006
Weiguo Andy Tao
Heather Desaire
Ryan Julian

2005
Kristina Hăkansson
Facundo Fernandez
Yinsheng Wang

2004
Lingjun Li
Michael J. MacCoss
Ethan R. Badman

2003
Michael A. Freitas
Giuseppe Petrucci
Andrea Grottoli

2002
Richard Vachet
Leonid Zhigilei
Victor Ryzhov

2001
Neil L. Kelleher
Michael C. Fitzgerald
Deborah S. Gross

2000
John Klassen
Igor A. Kaltashov
Elaine Marzluff

1999
William Price
David Muddiman
Kevin Downard
Michael Bartlet

1998
Patrick Limbach
Troy Wood
Paul Wenthold
George Agnes
Mary T. Rodgers

1997
David E. Clemmer
Donald E. Riederer
M. Judith Charles

1996
John R. Yates
Xue-jun Tang

1995
Kermit K. Murray
Lee Sunderlin

1994
Evan R. Williams
Kimberly A. Prather
1993
Susan Graul
Robert Levis

1992
Vicki H. Wysocki
Kevin L. Schey

1991
Chrys Wesdemiotis
Hilkka Kenttamaa

1990
Kenneth Leopold
Jennifer Brodbelt

1989
Jonathan Amster
Steven Kass

1988
Lloyd Smith
Denley Jacobson

1987
Philip Brucat
Susan Olesik

1986
Gregory Gellene
Joseph Grabowski