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The Award was established to honour the contributions made by late Professor V.B.D. Skerman to microbial taxonomy, to the establishment of the WFCC World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM), and to the development of the WFCC.

The World Federation for Culture Collections invites applications from young microbial taxonomists for the WFCC Skerman Award for Taxonomy. The aim of the Award is to encourage taxonomic research by young microbiologists and to reward excellence in taxonomic research and significant contributions to the discipline. Selection criteria will include: publication quality (high impact factor and Category 1 journals) and the originality and impact of the research in the field of taxonomy.

The successful recipient of the Award will receive a prize of $2000 together with a return economy class airfare and registration costs to attend ICCC15 in Chile, November 2019. The recipient will be invited to deliver the Skerman Award Lecture on his/her research. The recipient will also receive a certificate of the Award.

Applicants should be less than 40 years of age at the time of application. Applicants should provide a Curriculum Vitae, a list of research publications, the names and addresses of two referees familiar with their research who have agreed to act as referees, and copies of their three most significant research publications.

Applications to be submitted to the WFCC Secretary Dr Marizeth Groenewald by 30th of May 2019 at