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AMI AWARDS

AMI-Prof. S.R. Vyas
Memorial
Award

(Biannual)

AMI-Prof. G. Rangasamy Memorial
Award

(Biannual)

AMI Life Time Achievement
Award
AMI-Alembic Award

(Triennial)

AMI- Dr. G. B.
Manjrekar
Award

(Biannual)

AMI-Louis Pasteur
Award

(Triennial)

AMI Young Scientist
Award

(Annual)

AMI-Poster
Awards
AMI- Dr. Rana Memorial
Best Poster
Awards

(Annual)

AMI Prof. J.V. Bhat
Award for the Best
paper for the Best
paper published in IJM

(Annual)

AMI-Prof. B.N. Johri
Award for Microbial
Diversity

(Biannual)

AMI Best Unit
Award

1. AMI-Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial Award (Biannual)

The award will be given once in TWO Years out of the interest accrued in the AMI-Prof. S.R.Vyas Memorial Fund. The size of the award will be decided by the Central Council from time to time depending on the funds available for the purpose but shall not be less than Rs. 20,000/- in cash and a citation.

  1. There shall be no minimum number of names to be considered for this award.
  2. The nominee for this award should be above the age of 50 years, a Life member or an annual member of the Association of continuous standing (at least 10 years) and should have contributed significantly for the development of Microbiology 47 in India or abroad as demonstrated by his work and publications.
  3. Following the announcement of the award, any member of AMI can nominate a person to the General Secretary of the association within the time limit specified.
  4. The General Secretary shall then consolidate the list and inform the President, who shall then in consultation with the General Secretary, constitute a committee of 3 eminent persons to scrutinize the applications merit and report back to the General Secretary directly individually.
  5. The majority decision of the scrutinizing committee shall be communicated to the Central Council by the GS and the result will be communicated to the awardee at least one month before the date of the General Body meeting
  6. The awardee shall present him-self/her-self at the General Body meeting, make a brief presentation of his/her work and receive the award. The award shall not be given in absentia except under rule 21.14
  7. Other rules apply as under rule 21.
2. AMI-Prof. G. Rangasamy Memorial Award (Biannual)

  1. This is a biannual award and will be given out of the interest that accrues in the AMI-Prof. G. Rangasamy Memorial award fund. The award will constitute cash and a citation
  2. Presently, the award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- and a citation, which may change from time to time.
  3. The award is for an eminent Microbiologist in the area of 'Agricultural Microbiology'. Who is expected to make a presentation of his work at the Annual conference of AMI for which he is awarded?
  4. The recipient of the award should be between 50-65 years.
  5. There is no minimum number of applications required for this award.
  6. Other rules prescribed under Rule 21, 22 and 22.1 shall apply for selection of candidate.
3. AMI Life Time Achievement Award

  1. This award will be given to an eminent Microbiologist, who has also served the Association with distinction.
  2. The awardee will be presented with a shawl, a citation, a memento and a token amount of Rs. 30,000/- Thirty thousand only) besides Economy class airfare to receive the award at the annual AMI conference. The award will be paid out of the AMI account and is likely to change.
  3. The amount of award money may change only with the approval of the General body
  4. The local organizers of the AMI conference will provide free accommodation and registration to the awardee.
  5. The award may be given in absentia if the awardee is not able to attend the conference in person to receive the award due to serious reasons and communicates this to the General Secretary, the 49 Central council may decide if the honour can be given in absentia.
  6. The awardee, if present, may respond to the award briefly
  7. There may be only one award every year and both retired and serving microbiologists above the age of 60 years would be considered.
  8. The selection of the awardee will be done by the Central council of AMI and no applications will be called for this purpose.
4. AMI-Alembic Award (Triennial)

This award is Triennial, and will include cash and a citation

  1. It is open preferably to all AMI Life members of at east 10 years standing.
  2. Applicants must have contributed significantly to any area of Microbiology and must have done most of their research work preferably in India and shall be given out of the interest accrued in the AMI- Alembic Award fund.
  3. The award will include cash of Rs. 20,000/- and a citation.
  4. The applicant should be below the age of 45 years.
  5. Other rules shall apply as in Rule 21.
5. AMI- Dr. G. B. Manjrekar award (Biannual)

The award is open to all AMI members. Applicants should be below the age of 60 years and should be a member of the AMI for at least 10 years continuous standing and have contributed significantly for the development of Industrial Microbiology, preferably in India. The award includes a cash of Rs. 20,000/- and a citation.

  1. The AMI-Manjrekar award is open to all AMI members and will be given out of the interest accrued in the AMI- Manjrekar award fund.
  2. The award will include cash of Rs. 20,000/- and a citation.
  3. Applicants should be below the age of 60 years and should be a life member or a member of the AMI for at least 10 years continuous standing and have contributed significantly to Industrial Microbiology, preferably in India.
  4. Other rules prescribed under Rule 21 shall apply.
6. AMI-Louis Pasteur Award (Triennial)

  1. The AMI-Louis Pasteur award is open to all AMI members and shall be given out of the interest accrued in the AMI-Pasteur Award fund.
  2. The award shall be given once in 3 (three) years and will include cash of Rs. 10,000/- and a citation.
  3. Applicants should be below the age of 60 years and should be a Life member or a member of AMI for at least 10 years continuous standing
  4. The applicant should have contributed significantly to the areas of Fermentation or Medical Microbiology, preferably in India.
  5. Other rules prescribed under Rule 21 shall apply.
7. AMI Young Scientist Awards (Annual)

  1. The Association shall give out six awards, one award each in Agriculture, Industrial, Medical & Veterinary, and Molecular, Dairy & food and Environmental Microbiology to young Microbiologists of India. This number may change with time and the CC of AMI will decide about the number.
  2. The awards will be Annual and each will include cash of Rs. 5,000/- (may change with time) and a citation.
  3. The awards will be given away at the GB meeting during the AMI conferences. The awardees may be required to make a brief presentation of the work for which they are rewarded.
  4. The awards will be given out of the interest accrued in the Funds in AMI-Young Scientists awards and the size of the awards will be determined by the Central Council.
  5. Applicants should be of less than 35 years of age and must have demonstrated their capacity as Microbiologists and should be member of the Association at the time of applying for the award.
  6. The awardees may also be given travel assistance if desired. He/she will be paid a IIIrd AC fare subject to availability of funds.
  7. The waiving of registration fee and free accommodation including local hospitality of all young scientist awardees will be borne by the Organizers.
8. AMI-Poster Awards

  1. There will be six best poster awards at every annual conference of AMI, one each in each sub discipline (Agriculture, Industrial, Medical & Veterinary, Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, Dairy & Food and Environmental Microbiology) This may however change with time and the Central council will decide this number with intimation to the General Body.
  2. The process of selecting the best poster in each category will be decided by the Central council at the annual conference in consultation with the Organizing Secretary/ Organizing Chairman of the conference.
  3. Each award will be worth Rs. 2,000/- (Two thousand only) and will be given at the end of the annual conference from the funds available with the Treasurer.
  4. The organizers or any other participating agency may also announce spot awards for best posters, in specific areas and the award size, will be determined by the General Secretary in consultation with the concerned.
9. AMI- Dr. Rana Memorial Best Poster Award (Annual)

  1. This award shall be given to the Best Poster paper presented at the AMI conference. All posters presented at the conference are entitled to compete.
  2. The award shall consist of a cash award of Rs. 4,000/- (Four thousand only) given out of the interest accrued from the Dr. R. S. Rana memorial Best Poster award fund and a citation.
  3. The procedure for selection shall involve review of the various posters by a selection committee approved jointly by the organizers and the General Secretary, whose decision will be final.
10. AMI- Prof. J. V. Bhat award for the Best paper published in INJM(Annual)

  1. Since the Journal is open to all to publish their papers, there shall be no restriction for being a member of the Association.
  2. All papers published in the Indian Journal of Microbiology during preceding year shall be considered for the award.
  3. The award will consist of a cash award of Rs. 3,000/- and a citation.(liable to change with time) and shall be given out of the interest accrued in the Prof. J. V. Bhat- AMI Best paper published award fund.
  4. For selecting the awardee, the General Secretary shall obtain copies of the journal from the Editor-in-Chief and send the same to one or two eminent Microbiologists, who shall review and report back to the General Secretary the paper that deserves to be honored. The decision of the referee shall be final. However, if as per the opinion of the referee(s) there is no paper worth honoring, the Secretary may then send the Journals to another referee, whose decision shall be final.
  5. Once the process of selection is over, the General Secretary shall obtain the concurrence of the President or C.C. and shall inform the first author who shall be present at the next GB of the Association to receive the award.
11. AMI-Prof. B.N. Johri Award for Microbial Diversity (Biannual)

The award is open to all AMI members and Applicants should be of 45 years but not older than 65 and should be a member of AMI for at least 10 years. He/ she must have contributed significantly towards understanding microbial diversity from Indian environments as demonstrated by the work and publications. The award includes a cash of Rs. 20,000/- and a citation. The awardee shall present his/her contributions during the AMI conference.

    12. AMI Best Unit Award

    AMI units which are active will be awarded suitably by the AMI with a cash award and certificate to be decided by the Central Council of AMI. Selected unit will receive an award in the form of a certificate/ citation mentioning all the details of the unit/chapter and a Cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, Rs.3,000/- & Rs. 2,000/- to the Ist, IInd and IIIrd Prize holders. The award will be given at the time of the annual General Body meeting and will have to be received by an officer of the unit. No TA/DA will be provided to Unit office bearers to attend GB meeting.

      AMI-Travel grants

      The AMI may support travel grants to young life members of AMI (below the age of 35), for participating annual conference of AMI, whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the AMI conference. Detailed guidelines will be available on AMI website

      1. The travel grants shall cover II class Railway fares by the shortest route. The funds for this shall come from interest from funds earmarked for this purpose.
      2. The number of travel grants available will depend on the funds available and the GS, based on regional distribution, shall make primary scrutiny before placing to CC for approval.
      3. Those interested in utilizing this facility should inform the General Secretary of AMI soon after their paper is accepted at the conference, along with a copy of the paper and the acceptance letter.
      4. AMI may also consider granting partial travel assistance and registration fees to one or two members to facilitate them to attend International conference recognized by AMI.
      5. Full details will be worked out by the Central council after a corpus has been developed for this purpose.
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