Travel Grants

Travel Awards for the General Meeting

Two types of student travel grants are available each year. The Corporate Activities Program Student Travel Grant is a $500 grant given to approximately 160 students who will be presenting an abstract at the General Meeting. The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Travel Grant also is a $500 grant given to 6 students presenting at the General Meeting whose research is in the area of microbial pathogenesis.

Corporate Activities Program Student Travel Grants

Purpose - to provide support for students attending the General Meeting

Award - Each Corporate Activities Program Student Travel Grant Award is $500, unrestricted to use to attend the General Meeting.
Eligibility- to qualify for consideration the student must:
  • Be an ASM Member and the presenting author
  • Be accepted to present a poster at the General Meeting
  • Be an undergraduate/pre-doctoral student, or
  • Be a Ph.D. or M.D. whose degree has been or will be awarded after May of the current year and before May of the meeting year
  • Have indicated a desire to be considered for the grant on the abstract submission, and
  • submit a letter of nomination from a faculty member or department head on official letterhead. The letter must state that the student is expected to be active in the training or degree program at the time of the meeting. If the student will complete their terminal degree between the date of submission and the meeting, the letter must indicate the expected date of completion. The abstract tracking number must be included in the body of the letter. The letter should be submitted to ASM not later than December of each year.  Exact date will be published in the Call for Abstracts for the General Meeting.

The letter should be addressed to the ASM Meetings Department at:

Program Development Manager - General Meeting
ASM Meetings Department
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2904
Selection Criteria- Students are selected based on:
  • The scientific quality of the submitted abstract
  • The student has not received an similar travel grant award in the last two years
  • Only one travel grant per laboratory
  • The student must be a member of ASM, and
  • A current letter of nomination for the General Meeting must be on file.

Selection Process - Selection is made by the General Meeting Program Committee. The awards are highly competitive and only about 25-30% of those seeking grants will receive them. If a grant recipient cannot present the accepted poster, the grant money must be returned to ASM.

The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grants
Purpose - to provide support for students attending the General Meeting

Award - Each Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grant Award is $500, unrestricted to use to attend the General Meeting.
Eligibility- to qualify for consideration the student must:
  • meet all the requirements for a Corporate Activities Program Student Travel Grant (including a letter of nomination), and
  • Be presenting research in the area of microbial pathogenesis
Selection Criteria- Students are selected based on:
  • The scientific quality of the submitted abstract
  • The student has not received an similar travel grant award in the last two years
  • Only one travel grant per laboratory
  • The student must be a member of ASM, and
  • A current letter of nomination for the General Meeting must be on file.
Selection Process - Only students who have been designated as recipients of the Corporate Activities Program Student Travel Grant are considered for this award. The General Meeting Program Committee will review the abstracts of the CAP Student Travel Grant recipients to select those best meeting the requirements of the Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grant. A maximum of six grants will be awarded to students annually.

Travel Awards for ICAAC

ASM Student and Post Doctoral Fellow Travel Grant Award

The ICAAC Program Committee will award travel grants worth at least $500, to support students' attendance at the 43rd ICAAC. Travel grants are selected on the basis of the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts. Preference is given to students who have not received a travel grant in the past two years, and the Committee strives to award only one travel grant per laboratory. They are sponsored by the ASM Corporate Partners. 

Criteria:

·     ASM membership at time of application.

·     Undergraduate or pre-doctoral student; Ph.D. or M.D. within two years of
graduation at the time of the meeting; or an M.D. in a residency or fellowship program within six years of receipt of the M.D. degree at the time of the meeting.

·     Cover letter from the applicant, including their contact information, accompanied by letter of nomination from a faculty member on department letterhead, stating that the applicant is expected to be active in the training or degree program at the time of the meeting. If the applicant will have attained their terminal degree at the time of the meeting, the date of graduation must be included in this letter.

·     Submission of an abstract for the 43rd ICAAC, which is accepted for
presentation.

·     Letter of nomination, copy of the abstract, and submission control number are due by May 30, 2003,  to:

                ASM Student Travel Grant
                43rd ICAAC - ASM Meetings Dept.
                1752 N Street, NW
                Washington, DC 20036-2904   U.S.A.

Note: Letters to recipients will be sent in mid-July. Please provide accurate contact information.

 

Student Travel Awards for ASM Conferences

ASM Student Travel Grant Award

ASM has provided funds for the awarding travel grants of $500 each to predoctoral students. To qualify, applicants must:

a. be a member of ASM (student membership in ASM is only $15);
b. be a presenter on an accepted abstract; and
c. must be at the predoctoral level at the time of abstract submission.

Applicants submitting an abstract via the ASM web site should check the box on the screen when filling out the electronic submission form where indicated. In addition, selected recipients must return a confirmation form sent with notice of award selection, including proof of predoctoral status, either in the form of a copy of the validated student identification card, or a letter on departmental letterhead from their departmental chair which verifies their student status.

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