Research at PUIs Award

This award promotes academic research in mass spectrometry by faculty members and their students at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs). The award, in the amount of $20,000, is presented annually and is fully funded by Agilent Technologies. The selection process is not connected to or influcenced by the award funder. Learn more below.
The deadline to apply is November 30. Scroll down for eligibility and more information on application process.


2024 Research at PUI Award Recipient

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Reseach PUI - Donor

Micah T. Donor
George Fox University

Eligibility & How To Apply


  • Open to full-time academic scientists at a primarily undergraduate North American college or university. Eligible PUIs are accredited colleges and universities that award Bachelor's degrees and/or Master's degrees but have awarded no more than 20 PhD/DSci degrees in the sciences during the combined previous two academic years. This is a general guideline and exceptions will be considered. Exceptions should be addressed in the online application.
  • Applicant may not have previously received an award under this program.
  • Applicant must be member of ASMS.
  • Applicant must have attended the ASMS annual conference for 2 of the last 5 years.
Selection Process. Recipient is selected by a secret ASMS committee, appointed by the President, comprised of members serving staggered two-year terms. The selection process is NOT connected to or influcenced by the award funders.
Fiscal Requirements for Award Winners. The award of $20,000 will be made to a college or university in the name of the selected individual and for the selected individual’s exclusive use. In accepting this award, the institution will agree not to charge overhead on the funds. 
How to Apply. First, complete and submit the online application. Second, insure that required letters are sent by email. Applicant's dossier is not considered complete until required letters are received by info [at] asms [dot] org. Letters must be received by November 30 deadline.
Deadline for complete dossiers is November 30. 

Items Needed for Online Application

  • Fiscal proposal and justification (one-page)
  • List of current research support
  • Proposal including references, figures, etc. that demonstrates the use of mass spectrometry and participation of undergraduate students (three pages max.)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of support (provide the name and email of letter writers). Actual letters to be submitted directly to info [at] asms [dot] org.

Past Recipients

2023: Erica Jacobs (St. Johns University)

2022: Mac Gilliland (Furman University)

2021: Christopher Mulligan (Illinois State University)

2020: Christine Hughey (James Madison University)

2019: Callie Cole (Fort Lewis University)