Spotlight Nominations

Every month, the MSA Student and Postdoc Section highlights the journeys of your fellow mycologists. These Spotlights help us connect virtually, introduce your research to a broad audience, and inspire other scientists (or future scientists). By sharing these stories, we aim to create a more accepting, diverse, and engaged Society.

But, we need YOU to tell your stories! You can nominate yourself, your lab, or someone you know to be our next Spotlight. Language should not be a barrier to engaging in science, so we welcome submissions in any language! To get started, just fill out one of the forms below:


Want to share your mycological journey with the rest of the MSA SPS? It’s easy! Just answer some questions on this form and provide a photo of yourself!

Self-nomination Google form

Group Nominations

There are many kinds of amazing mycology groups out there and we’d like to hear about them all! Maybe you work with a team of really cool researchers. Or, perhaps you formed a local mushroom club. Whatever the group may be, this spotlight category is for you! Talk to your teammates, take a group photo (or make a collage), and use the following form to tell us about yourselves!

Group nomination Google form

Nominate a Colleague

Know someone who would be a great Spotlight but needs some encouragement to share their story? Nominate them using the form below and we will contact them to discuss being our next Spotlight!

Colleague nomination Google form