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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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The CSWM has compiled a list of resources for women in science regarding fellowships, scholarships and funding opportunities. If you know of any other funding opportunities that are not listed here, please e-mail the link to

Funding is also available from private sources. If a woman is interested in the type of work or research done by a certain type of company for example a. Pharmaceutical or, Chemical, etc. check with the company to see if they have any support for graduate studies with or without a “Payback consequence”.

Awards, Fellowships and Travel Grants

American Society for Microbiology
ASM Awards

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
AWIS Fellowships
AWIS Educational and Professional Development Awards

AAAS/Science GrantsNet - an excellent resource as it pulls together all federal programs and most of the private programs offering research and student support.The search enginepermits career stages and field specificsearchs.

Society for Neuroscience
Fellowship and Awards

Science Careers has a rich collection of "How to Get Funded" resources

Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research (ANSWHR)
The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and co-sponsoring NIH institutes and centers announce two (2) program announcements (for an R21 and an R03)to advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health. Applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited. Detailed information, including deadlines, can be found through the urls below:

For further information, please contact Dr. Lisa Begg, at, or 301-496-7853.

L’Oreal USA Fellowships for women in science is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five US-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients receive $40,000 each that they must apply toward their post-doctoral research. For more information, visit the website at  Select the "US Corporate" site and then look for the "For Women in Science" tab at the top of the screen.

For more career development information for women scientists, peruse the National Institutes of Health: - describes a NIH mentoring workshop for women scientists and has a link to the Beyond Bias and Barriers Report by the National Academies of Science.