The Leadership Grant for International Educators enables a select group of undergraduate educators from resource-limited countries to attend the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) and a pre-conference workshop to provide leaders in education with the resources to build innovative teaching modules that engage students and lead to enduring understandings in microbiology.
To learn more about the ASMCUE, please visit: http://www.asmcue.org/
The objective of this program is to provide educational leaders from resource-limited countrieswith training in the latest developments in microbiology education in order to improve microbiology education in their home country. Participants will receive training through a three pronged approach:
- Participants will attend a half-day interactive leadership training workshop that will demonstrate how to use ASM resources to build innovative teaching modules that engage students and lead to enduring understandings in microbiology.
- Participants will join a community of approximately 300 microbiology and biology educators at the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE), a three-day forum for undergraduate faculty providing scientific and education professional development through plenary sessions, discussion and working groups, posters, and exhibits. The ASMCUE features an exchange of best practices and largest challenges in teaching.
- Participants will join a one-year virtual Learning Community that will continue to provide training and assistance after returning to their institutions.
Successful applicants will receive financial support to cover airfare (economy class), room, board and registration to the pre-conference workshop and ASMCUE.
An initial report must be submitted to the ASM department of International Affairs within one month of the completion of the ASMCUE. Additional reports must be submitted four and eight months after the completion of ASMCUE describing efforts to transmit the knowledge gained during the program to colleagues in the participant’s country.