ASMCUE Textbook/Travel Award

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) offers travel awards to help offset costs associated with attending ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, August 1-4, 2019, in Tysons, VA.

Program Details

The award consists of a travel subsidy of $750 presented after the conference and upon submission of receipts for ASMCUE travel, lodging, and/or registration expenses.

Note: In addition to the ASMCUE travel award, the Review Committee will select one recipient from the applicant pool as the winner of the ASMCUE Textbook Travel Award. Funding for the Textbook Travel Award derives from a special endowment created in 2008 by several textbook authors committed to faculty development and ASMCUE.

The authors sponsoring this endowment include:
  • Robert Bauman at Amarillo College, Texas
  • Barry Chess at Pasadena City College, California
  • Marjorie Cowan at Miami University, Ohio
  • Jeffrey Pommerville at Glendale Community College, Arizona
  • Kathleen Talaro at Pasadena City College, California
  • Christopher Woolverton at Kent State University, Ohio
  • Denise Anderson at University of Washington, Washington
  • Sarah Salm at SUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York


  • Must be a current ASM member at the time of ASMCUE 2019
  • Must be a presenting author at ASMCUE 2019
  • Must teach an undergraduate microbiology course or participates in outreach activities related to microbiology
  • Not previously a recipient of the ASMCUE Travel Award


View our Travel Award Rubric to help you prepare your application and include the following:
  • Description of relevant teaching/outreach/leadership experience
  • Brief teaching philosophy statement 
  • Description of your motivation to attend
  • Description of other funding sources available
  • Recommendation from Departmental Chair or Dean

Deadline: April 30, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PT