Graduate Student Resources

ASM provides resources to assist graduate students pursuing careers in microbiology.  Within these resources are links to a number of non-ASM sponsored programs and, unless otherwise stated, these are not specifically endorsed by ASM. 

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

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 allied health, biotechnology, nursing, pharmaceutical and physician or doctor specialties.

ASM Career Portal

Consolidation of ASM career information and provides new networking features to assist you in planning your career.

ASM Student Membership

Opportunities to join the premier scientific society in the microbiological sciences as an individual or to sponsor students at the discounted institutional rate.

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.

ASM Student Poster
Request a poster to hang on your university bulletin board and recruit a future microbiologist.