Research at PUIs Award

Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) Award Sponsored by Agilent Technologies

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 supported by Agilent Technologies.

Eligibility. Open to full-time academic scientists at a primarily undergraduate North American college or university. Applicants may not have previously received an award under this program. Applicants must be members of ASMS.  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.

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. The award period will starts with presentation at the ASMS annual conference (usually first week of June) and ends May 30 of the following year. It is expected funds will be expended per the fiscal proposal submitted by the recipient.

How to Apply - Award Applications

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.

2020 Recipient

Christine Hughey, James Madison University


Past Recipients

2020: Christine Hughey (James Madison University)

2019: Callie Cole (Fort Lewis University)