History of Microbiology Research Travel Awards - Call for Applications

 

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DEADLINE - January 15, 2015

 

 

The Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA), housed at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), is pleased to announce two Travel Awards for research at the ASM Archives in the area of the history of microbiology.  

 

Grant

Up to two cash grants of $1500 each per year will be awarded.  Awardees may be invited to present their research at the ASM General Meeting and/or prepare an article for Microbe, the ASM membership magazine.

 

Research Areas

The grants are to support research of the awardees’ choosing, in areas that have relevant materials in the CHOMA collection.  The CHOMA collection includes 9,000 volumes on microbiology and related topics, photographs of scientists and microbes, topical files on various aspects of microbiology, biographical materials, instructional materials (including slides and motion pictures),  records of the Society (including journals and proceedings of meetings) from its founding in 1899 to the present, and several collections of personal papers. For additional information on the collection, go to the CHOMA home page at http://www.asm.org/choma or contact the ASM Archivist, Jeff Karr, at jkarr@asmusa.org  or  archives@asmusa.org  

 

Time Frame and Location of Research

The travel award is to be used for travel expenses to visit the ASM Archives, located at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to conduct the above-mentioned research. 

  • All research must take place within 12 months of the award.   
  • All awardees must provide a report to the Archivist on their research within six months of the research visit.   
  • Any article prepared for Microbe as a result of the research must be completed in a reasonable timeframe to be negotiated between the awardee, the ASM Archivist and the editors of Microbe.   

 

Application Procedures

Applicants for the History of Microbiology Research Travel Awards must submit the following via e-mail to the ASM Archivist at jkarr@asmusa.org  or  archives@asmusa.org

  1. CV (any length)
  2. Detailed description of the proposed project (three pages maximum) clearly demonstrating its historical intent
  3. Short description of previous historical research undertaken by applicant (if applicable) and/or an indication of how/why the applicant became interested in the history of microbiology
  4. Tentative list of archive materials to be used based on the descriptions of CHOMA holdings found at the website
  5. Two letters of recommendation (which should be e-mailed directly by individuals providing the recommendations)

 

Submission Deadline:  January 15, 2015

 

All applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted no later than JANUARY 15, 2015 to the ASM Archivist, Jeff Karr, at jkarr@asmusa.org  or  archives@asmusa.org

 

 

Selection Committee

All applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA) Committee.  Decisions on individual applications will be announced within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline date.  Decisions of the selection committee are final.    

 

Award Announcement

  • Awards will be announced within 4-6 weeks of application deadline date. 
  • All candidates will receive an e-mail notification of the status of their applications after the selection committee makes its decisions.

 

Acknowledgment of Funding  

In manuscripts and presentations, please acknowledge funding from the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA), as appropriate. 

 

Additional Information

For additional information on the award and award guidelines, contact Jeff Karr at jkarr@asmusa.org  or  archives@asmusa.org

 

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