ASM General Meeting Minority Travel Award

Program Description

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will offer travel awards to increase the participation of underrepresented minority (URM)* groups in the ASM General Meeting. The ASM will select post-doctoral scholars from URM groups in the microbiological sciences or faculty from Minority Serving Institutions. Each grantee will be offered up to $1000 to defray expenses associated with travel to the ASM General Meeting.  Allowable expenses are meeting registration, roundtrip economy airfare and lodging.

Eligibility

  • ASM Member
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Applicants must be from one of the targeted groups:

  • Faculty from a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving institutions (HSI), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  • Faculty from Community Colleges
  • URM Faculty regardless of institutional type
  • URM Post-doctoral Scholars
  • URM Advanced Graduate Students (all but dissertation phase)

Criteria for Selection

  • Access to financial resources for travel to the ASM General Meeting
  • Access to students from URM groups pursuing areas related to the microbiological sciences
  • Experience in training and mentoring minority students (URM postdoctoral fellows are selected because of their potential to serve as role models and mentors for URMs at all stages of educational training, in particular at the institutions where the fellows are training)
  • Commitment to research in microbiology and related sciences
  • Commitment to diversity
  • Commitment to volunteer services
  • Abstracts are a requirement for application

Application Procedure

To apply for an ASM General Meeting Travel Grant complete the application via the abstract submission site (http://gm.asm.org/) which opens on November 20, 2014. The Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 27, 2015. 

ASM General Meeting Minority Travel Grant
American Society for Microbiology
Public Affairs
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more information, please e-mail: ASMGMTravelGrant@asmusa.org

Pending Funding

Awardees

*Underrepresented Minority (URM) Groups
Racial and ethnic minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, such as blacks or African Americans , Hispanics or Latinos , American Indians or Alaskan Natives , and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

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