MSA Awards Chart

Award Eligibility Requirement Award Received Administering Committee
Distinguished Mycologist Award Mycologist Plaque MSA Distinctions
The Gordon and Tina Wasson Award Non-traditional Mycologist Plaque, lifetime membership, Mycologia access MSA Distinctions

C. J. Alexopoulos Prize

Early-career Mycologist Plaque & Monetary Award MSA Distinctions

W. H. Weston Award for Excellence in Teaching

Teacher of Mycology Plaque MSA Distinctions

MSA Fellow Award

Mid-career Mycologist Plaque Honorary Awards

MSA Honorary Member

Mycologist Lifetime membership Honorary Awards

Undergraduate Research Award

Undergraduate Student $500  Student Awards

MSA Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Student 2 @ $2,000 each Student Awards

NAMA Memorial Fellowship

Graduate Student $2,000  Student Awards

Backus Award

Graduate Student $1,000  Student Awards

Emory Simmons Research Award

Current member of MSA $10,000  Research Awards

Martin-Baker Research Award

Faculty in a small department $3,000  Research Awards

Alexander  H. & Helen V. Smith Research Award

MSA Member $1,200  Research Awards
Robert W. Lichtwardt Student Research Award M.S. or undergraduate degree seeking students. Ph.D. candidates will be considered. $1,000  Research Awards

Clark T. Rogerson Research Award

Graduate/Undergraduate Student $1,000  Research Awards

S. Bartnicki-Garcia Award

Graduate/Undergraduate Student $500  Research Awards

John Rippon Research Award

Graduate Student (MS or PhD) $500  Research Awards

Mentor Student Travel Award

Graduate/Undergraduate Student Varies Mentor Travel Awards

Donald Barr Travel Award 

MSA Members: Long-Term International Members 1 @ $1200 International Committee

Meredith Blackwell and John Taylor Best Student Oral Presentation

Graduate student 2 @ $200 each Student Awards

Best Poster Presentation

Graduate student 2 @ $200 each Student Awards

Best Oral and Poster Presentations

Undergraduate student 1 @ $100 each Student Awards
Special Topics Award (not currently available) MSA Members $2,000 to $10,000 Research Awards

Forest Fungal Ecology Award (not currently available)

Graduate/Undergraduate Student $1250-2,500

Research Awards

Forest Fungal Ecology Post-Doctoral Award (not currently available) Post-Doctoral Researchers $1250-2,500 Research Awards

Translational Mycology Award (not currently available)

MSA Student $1250-2,500 Research Awards

Translational Mycology Postdoctoral Award (not currently available)

Post-Doctoral Researchers $1,250-2,500 Research Awards

International Travel Award (not currently available)

Post-Doctoral Researchers and New Faculty  (only available for IMC meetings) $1,500 to $2,500 International Committee