International Board

International Programs

International Ambassadors Program
International members who act as intermediaries between the Society and ASM members in their region

LabCap Program
Strengthens laboratory capacity in resource-limited countries

Global Outreach Program 

Engages scientists from resource-constrained countries by providing membership and full access to all online ASM journals at no cost.

International Grants & Fellowships Encourage international collaborations in research and training

Mission:  The International Board develops, sustains and promotes the global activities of the American Society for Microbiology.   

The International Board accomplishes this mission through the integrated implementation of the following goals: 

  • Goal One - Promote the microbiological sciences worldwide by providing a diverse array of educational programs and services 
  • Goal Two - Develop collaborative relationships with national and international scientific organizations worldwide
  • Goal Three - Ensure that the products and services of ASM effectively serve its international membership
  • Goal Four - Build capacity of clinical/public health microbiology laboratories internationally through externally funded projects
  • Goal Five - Ensure that ASM harnesses its scientific expertise to impact microbiologically-related international policy
  • Goal Six - Develop an ASM marketing strategy that ensures effective international outreach


The IB implements these goals through the activities of its three standing committees:
Committee on Global Engagement
Committee on Sustainable Development
International Education Committee