ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF)

A 10-12 week summer program for students to conduct microbiology-related research with an ASM member at the student's undergraduate institution - requires joint application from student and faculty sponsor.


Microbiology Posters

Three posters available from ASM


K-12 Student Resources

Learn about microbiology careers, microbes, microbiologists, and other resources.



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    Student Membership $20

    Advance your Career in Microbiology with ASM and benefit from the advantages ASM membership offers.

    > Eligibility for travel awards, grants, fellowships 
    > Scope the job market with Career Connections 
    > Free print subscription to Microbe magazine 
    > Member discounts on meeting, conference, and webinar registrations
    > Access to the members' only directory 
    > Grantwriting and scientific publishing institutes 
    > Career planning and networking resources 
    > Career resources and mentoring for science teaching positions

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Information for graduate, undergraduate and k-12 students about fellowships and professional development institutes, awards and travel grants, careers and membership.

The 2014 Education Planning Calendar is now available. The calendar features deadlines, descriptions, and other information about ASM faculty and student programs, all designed to help members enhance the knowledge and skills that lead to successful careers in the microbiological sciences. Take a look and mark pertinent deadlines on your calendar so that you or your students can take advantage of ASM many skills-sharpening opportunities.

Graduate Students

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
Opportunity to complete and present research in the microbiological sciences and network with the largest community of microbiology researchers and educators in the US.

ASM Kadner Institute in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology
Intensive and closely guided experience in grant writing, scientific presentations, teaching, career planning and ethics.

ASM Turning Your Science into a Company
Two-day Entrepreneurship workshop providing basic information on establishing start-up businesses and utilizing examples from companies involved in biotechnology industries.

ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute
Hands-on intensive training in scientific writing and publishing under mentorship of ASM Journal editors and reviewers.

ASM Professional Skills Building Webinars
The ASM hosts live sessions focusing on different skills necessary for succeeding in science and captured for broadcasting.

ASM General Meeting Student Travel Grants
$500 travel support for students presenting a poster at the ASM General Meeting.

ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators Travel Grant
$750 travel support for students and postdoctoral scientists presenting a poster at the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators.

ASM Conferences Student Travel Grants
$500 travel support for students to students presenting at an ASM Conference. Please see the individual conference pages for details.

ICAAC Student and Post Doctoral Fellow Travel Grants
$500 travel support for presenting a poster at the annual ICAAC. 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.

Employment Services at ASM Meetings
Career forums and online job board for career planning planned at two ASM national conferences.

Career Connections
Online job service for careers in microbiology.

ASM Student Chapters
Listing of current chapters at colleges and universities or information about establishing a chapter.
Portal to professional skills development in grantsmanship, scientific presentations, scientific publishing, teaching and mentoring, scientific ethics, career planning, and networking. 

Undergraduate Students

ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF)
Recognize students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential.  

ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone)

Travel support to enhance professional development skills

Career Connections
Online job service for careers in microbiology.

ASM Student Chapters
Listing of current chapters at colleges and universities or information about establishing a chapter.

K-12 Students

Learn about microbes and the people who study them, current issues in microbiology, and experiments.  

ASM Careers in the Microbiological Sciences 
Description of career opportunities, types of work, salary information, and ways to prepare for a microbiology career. Includes information about ordering ASM career materials. 

Science Education Network (SEN) Search
A database of scientists who have volunteered to serve as mentors. More than 400 microbiologists available to work with, advise and mentor students.


Undergraduate Student Resources

Fellowships, career development, conference and travel grants, and college and university information