Postdoctoral Scientists

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    Postdoc Membership $22

    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 
    > Advance your career with an ASM Mentor 
    > 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 on careers, fellowships and awards, professional development institutes, and travel grants.

The 2016 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.



Career Connections
ASM's online job service for career planning and development


ASM Career Portal
Wepage consolidates ASM career information and provides new networking features to assist you in planning your career


Fellowships and Awards

ASM Headquarter (HQ) Fellowship Program
Opportunities to advance ones’ knowledge and skills in disseminating fundamental and applied research, education, science policy and communications as it applies to furthering the microbiological sciences and the mission of ASM.


ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology

Two-year fellowship to conduct research in infectious disease or public health microbiology at one of the CDC national laboratories. Information, application form, and deadlines for prospective applicants. 


Current Fellows and Preceptors
Information on ASM support services for current fellows including how to get started, stipend payments, and benefits.


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. 


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

Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women
$1500 to enhance the careers of postdoctoral women with outstanding scientific accomplishments and potential for significant research in the area of microbiology


Professional Development Institutes

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 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.
Portal to professional skills development in grantsmanship, scientific presentations, scientific publishing, teaching and mentoring, scientific ethics, career planning, and networking


Travel Grants

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

ASM Minority and Student Travel Grants 
$1500 travel support for post-doctoral scholars from underrepresented minority (URM) groups in the microbiological sciences or faculty from Minority Serving Institutions participate in the ASM General Meeting. 


ICAAC Travel Grants
Multiple opportunities to apply for travel funds to participate in the annual ICAAC 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 to students for presenting at an ASM Conference. Please see the individual conference pages for details.



Minority Mentoring Program
ASM member volunteers offer assistance to US minority students and professionals in foster mentoring relationships