Postdoctoral and Transitional Benefits

“Joining the American Society for Microbiology is one of the best investments I ever made. More than a Society, ASM is [a]…fellowship that provides a complete support system for the understanding and practice of the science.”
- Julian Davies, University of British Columbia, Joined ASM in 1968; President ASM, 2000

BENEFITS OF ASM POSTDOCTORAL OR TRANSITIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Below is an outline of the benefits all Full members can take advantage of!

Annual membership fee for 2011 is $43 with a lower rate for online renewal ($41). This continues to be less expensive than membership in comparable societies.

COMMUNICATION Supporting your science and networking are the two most cited reasons for joining ASM. We foster this atmosphere by offering multiple venues for making connections.
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  • Listservs More than 30 email discussion forums and alert subscriptions are available to our members.
 
 
 
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PUBLICATIONS ASM’s journals and books are recognized for their excellence. 8 ASM journals rank among the top 5 most cited journals in their fields, and 5 ASM journals among the top 20 in their fields by Impact Factor. Many ASM Press titles are considered the gold standard of references in their field.
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Save 33% off page and color figure charges.
 
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$10 ‐ $20 savings on most titles
 
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MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES Feature cutting-edge speakers and posters across the full spectrum of microbiology. Exhibits provide information about new technologies. More than 30,000 professionals take advantage of these opportunities to meet with colleagues.
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$70 off advance and onsite registration
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$100 off advance and onsite registration
 
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Opportunities to enhance your professional standing.
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Members pay only $50 for recertification
 
 
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FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

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  •  Current Fellows and Preceptors  Information on ASM support services for current fellows including how to get started, stipend payments, and benefits.
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  • Congressional Science Fellowship  Opportunity for postdoctoral to mid-career microbiologist to spend one year on the staff of an individual congressman, congressional committee or with some other appropriate organizational unit of Congress. 

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  • ASM/CPEP Program  Training prepares microbiologists and immunologists in clinical profession of laboratory medicine 


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  •  Morrison Rogosa Award  Recognizes outstanding research accomplishment and potential of women scientists in Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, the Republic of Croatia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzebekistan who would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the collegiality of membership in the ASM and quick access to the current scientific information in their fields.

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  •  Women’s Career Development  $1200 to enhance the careers of postdoctoral women with outstanding scientific accomplishments and potential for significant research in the area of microbiology

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TRAVEL GRANTS & PROFESSORSHIPS Numerous travel grant opportunities for participation in meetings and conferences are available.
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Preference given to ASM members
PERSONAL BENEFITS
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  • Other Insurance Products Catastrophe Major Medical, Disability Income, Group Term Life, Group High‐Limit Accident, Medicare Supplement, Health Insurance, Group 10‐Year Level Term Life
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