Honorary Members

Honorary Members

Awarded annually to distinguished senior scientists with significant contributions to fungal biology. 

Application deadline: February 15th before midnight Pacific Time.


  1. The nominee must be a distinguished senior scientist with a long record of significant contributions to the science of fungal biology.
  2. The nominee should reside in and work in countries other than the U.S. and Canada.
  3. The nominee may or may not be MSA members.

Documents required: The nomination package should contain:

  1. Brief curriculum vitae
  2. Three letters of support

To apply: The nominator should prepare a single electronic file, preferably in PDF format, containing all of the items listed above and email it as an attachment to: msafungi@reesgropuinc.com with the subject heading “Honorary Members”.

Note: The committee may choose to make no award in a given year, if it is appropriate. Presentation of the award, a plaque, will take place at the awards ceremony during the annual meeting of the MSA. The recipient will be notified in time to plan to attend the presentation. The name of the winner of the award will be published in the annual meeting program and in Inoculum.

Diversity Statement: The MSA encourages and welcomes nominations of all individuals regardless of race and ethnicity, country of origin, sex, gender identity, religion, age, education level, socioeconomic status, marital status, parental status, physical ability, neurological differences, political affiliation, and sexual orientation. See full MSA Diversity Statement here

See a list of past MSA awardees