ASM Microbe 2017 Final Program 

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MEETING LOCATION

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
www.mccno.com

"This meeting is ESSENTIAL for researchers, educators, and students in microbiology. This is where ideas and expertise are shared and debated, and where students can meet people who are otherwise just names on papers."
Charles Wimpee, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin

Travel Awards

Important Dates

November 17, 2016: Travel award application opens
January 9, 2017: Most travel award applications close

ASM Microbe 2017 Travel Awards: 

  1. Outstanding Abstract Awards
  2. Infectious Disease Fellows Program
  3. ASM Infectious Disease (ID) Travel Award
  4. ASM Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award
  5. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Travel Award for Scientists from Low and Low-Middle Income Countries
  6. The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Award
  7. Carlyn Halde Latin American Student Travel Award
  8. ASM Microbe Minority Travel Award
  9. ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
  10. ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
  11. ASM New Tech Professional Development Award Program
  12. NSF/ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship

 


Outstanding Abstract Awards

Sponsored by ASM and determined by the ASM Microbe Program Committee, these awards highlight outstanding abstracts presented by students, residents or medical/clinical fellows. All abstracts submitted by the deadline will be considered for these awards. Awards will include a cash prize of $200.


Infectious Disease Fellows Program

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Application deadline: January 9, 2017

Amount: Recipients will receive support for travel expenses (coach airfare, hotel, ASM Microbe registration, and breakfast on designated days) for the length of ASM Microbe 2017. 

Description: This program offers Fellows engaged in clinical infectious diseases, medical diagnostic microbiology, or infectious disease pharmacy a unique opportunity to attend ASM Microbe 2017 and participate in an experience specifically tailored to their education development needs. This select group will have the opportunity to hear keynote talks targeted to them, participate in mentored poster talks, receive overviews of recommeded sessions for attendance, interact with ASM Microbe 2017 Program Committee members, and be given personalized attention, including daily discussions to help them maximize their educational and career development experience. 

A subcommittee of the ASM Microbe 2017 Program Committee will select qualifying fellows both from the U.S. and internationally. Recipients will be contacted following their acceptance by ASM staff to assist in making their travel arrangements. Housing will be provided for all participants of this program and an itinerary of events for the week will be shared prior to arrival at the meeting. 

Participants from the previous 2 years are not eligible for this award, and alternatively are encouraged to apply for the ASM Infectious Diseases (ID) Travel Award. 

Eligibility: 

To qualify for consideration the applicant must be (at the time of application): 

  • A current ASM member at the time of ASM Microbe 2017.
  • A presenting author on an accepted abstract to ASM Microbe 2017.
    • Please note: Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for ASM Microbe 2017.
  • Must meet one of these three qualifications: (1) have an MD and be actively enrolled in a clinical infectious diseases fellowship, (2) have an MD or PhD and be actively enrolled in a clinical microbiology fellowship, or (3) have a PharmD degree and be actively enrolled in an infectious disease pharmacy subspecialty training program.
  • Not previously a recipient of the award within the last two years. 

Submission Requirements: 

  • Abstract
  • Nomination Letter
    • A nomination letter may be written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer, or director of the department. 

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ASM Infectious Disease (ID) Travel Award

Application deadline: January 9, 2017

Amount: $1,000 per awardee

Description: The Travel Award Committee will award a limited number of travel awards to support recipients' travel to ASM Microbe 2017. Recipients will be honored as a "George McCracken Infectious Disease Fellow." 

Eligibility: 

To qualify for consideration the applicant must be: 

  • A current ASM member at the time of ASM Microbe 2017.
  • A presenting author on an accepted abstract to ASM Microbe 2017.
    • Please note: Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for ASM Microbe 2017.
  • A PhD or MD enrolled in an ID Fellowship Program at the time of application.
  • Not previously a recipient of the award within the last two years. 

Submission Requirements: 

  • Abstract
  • Nomination Letter
    • A nomination letter may be written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer, or director of the department.

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ASM Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award

Application deadline: January 9, 2017 

Amount: $500 for North American residents (U.S., Mexico, and Canada) and $750 for International residents. 

Description: Travel awards are selected by the Travel Award Committee on the basis of the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts. Funding from this award is meant only to defray travel costs for ASM Microbe; applicants may need to obtain additional funding from other sources. 

Eligibility: 

To qualify for consideration the applicant must be: 

  • A current ASM member at the time of ASM Microbe 2017.
  • Not previously a recipient of the award within the last two years.
  • Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for ASM Microbe 2017. 

Submission requirements: 

  • Abstract
  • Nomination Letter
    • A nomination letter may be written by a professor, advisor, mento, employer, or director of the department.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Travel Award for Scientists from Low and Low-Middle Income Countries

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
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Application deadline: January 9, 2017

Amount: Recipients will receive support for travel expenses (ASM Microbe registration, coach airfare, ground transportation to and from the airport, hotel expenses, and meals) for the length of ASM Microbe 2017. 

Description: The travel award program was created for scientists from low and low-middle income countries to attend ASM Microbe 2017. 

A subcommittee from the Program Committee will review and accept abstract submissions from scientists in low and low-middle income countries who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting because they would not be able to raise the funds necessary for travel expenses. Many of these individuals are working in areas that have a high-burden of disease and would benefit greatly form the scientific content presented at the meeting, as well as gain significant value from networking with their colleagues from around the world. 

Eligibility: 

To qualify for consideration the applicant must be: 

  • A current ASM member by the time of ASM Microbe 2017.
  • A resident of a low income or low-middle income country, as defined by the World Bank.
  • A presenting author on an accepted abstract to ASM Microbe 2017.
    • Please note: Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for ASM Microbe 2017. 

Submission Requirements: 

  • Abstract
  • Nomination Letter
    • A nomination letter may be written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer, or director of the department. 

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The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Award

Application deadline: January 9, 2017

Amount: $500 per awardee.

Description: The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Award will provide support for students attending ASM Microbe 2017. Each awardee will present a poster in addition to being invited to give a short presentation of the abstract during the meeting. Only one travel award will be granted per laboratory.

Eligibility:

To qualify for consideration the applicant must be:

  • A current ASM member at the time of ASM Microbe 2017.
  • A presenting author on an accepted abstract in the area of microbial pathogenesis to ASM Microbe 2017.
    • Please Note: Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for ASM Microbe 2017.
  • An Undergraduate or pre-doctoral student; PhD or MD within two years of graduation at the time of the meeting; or an MD in a residency or fellowship program within six years of receipt of the MD degree at the time of the meeting.
  • Not previously a recipient of the award within the last two years.

Submission Requirements:

  • Abstract
  • Nomination Letter
    • A nomination letter may be written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer, or director of the department.

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Carlyn Halde Latin American Student Travel Award

Application deadline: January 9, 2017

Amount: Up to $1,200 to defray expenses associated with travel to the ASM Microbe 2017. Allowable expenses are meeting registration, roundtrip economy airfare and lodging. If the cost of the travel and registration is under $1,200 the remaining funds may be used to cover other expenses related to meeting attendance.

Description: This travel award, administered by ASM in collaboration with the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas (MMSA), supports the travel of a student medical microbiologist from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean to participate in ASM Microbe 2017. This award is funded by an endowment from long time ASM and MMSA member Dr. Carlyn Halde. The awardee will attend the MMSA meeting and dinner held in conjunction with ASM Microbe 2017. The recipient would also be asked to give a short talk on medical mycology at his or her institution.

Eligibility:

To qualify for consideration the applicant must be:

  • A current ASM member at the time of ASM Microbe 2017.
  • A presenting author on an accepted abstract to ASM Microbe 2017.
    • Please Note: Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for ASM Microbe 2017.
  • Accepted to present an abstract in the following sub-tracks at the ASM Microbe 2017.
  • A medical microbiology undergraduate student, graduate student, or PhD or MD (whose degree has been awarded after June 2016 but before May 2017) from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean.

Submission Requirements:

  • Abstract
  • Nomination Letter
    • A nomination letter may be written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer, or director of the department.
  • Please email any questions to international@asmusa.org.

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ASM Microbe Minority Travel Award

Application deadline: January 9, 2017

Amount: Each awardee will be offered up to $1000 to defray expenses associated with travel to the ASM Microbe 2017. Allowable expenses are meeting registration, roundtrip economy airfare and lodging.

Description: This travel award encourages increased participation of underrepresented minority (URM)* groups in the ASM Microbe 2017. ASM will select faculty, post-doctoral scholars or graduate students from URM groups in the microbiological sciences or faculty from Minority Serving Institutions.

Eligibility:

To qualify for consideration the applicant must be:

  • A current ASM member at the time of the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting
  • Applicants must be from one of the targeted groups:
  • Faculty from a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving institutions (HSI), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
    • Faculty from Community Colleges
    • URM Faculty regardless of institutional type
    • URM Post-doctoral Scholars
    • URM Graduate Students
  • US citizen
  • Positioned to have access to students from URM groups pursuing areas related to the microbiological sciences.
  • Experienced in training and mentoring minority students (URM postdoctoral fellows can be selected in this category s because of their potential to serve as role models and mentors for URMs training at their institutions.)
  • Committed to research in microbiology and related sciences.
  • Committed to diversity.
  • Committed to volunteer services.

*Underrepresented Minority (URM) Groups

U.S. citizens of 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.

Submission Requirements:

  • Abstract
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including research, teaching, outreach, and funding information (2 pages)
  • One page statement giving a brief description of your research, teaching and mentoring activities (1 page)
  • Letter attesting to your research, teaching and service commitments from an appropriate college or university official (chair, dean)

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ASM Research Capstone Fellowship Program

Application deadline: January 20, 2017 

Amount: up to $1500 per awardee

Description: The ASM Research Capstone Fellowship program provides support for students to attend the ASM Microbe 2017, focuses on enhancing presentations and networking skills, and provides students with resources to transition to disciplinary scientific meetings. Each awardee will present their research at the ASM Microbe 2017 and attend the Microbe Academy for Professional Development (one to two days) prior to the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting. 

Eligibility: 

To qualify for consideration the applicant must: 

  • Be an ASM Member,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. resident,
  • Be enrolled as a full-time matriculating undergraduate student during the 2016-2017 academic years or in a post-baccalaureate program. (Freshmen with college-level research experience, sophomores, juniors, or seniors who will not graduate before December 2016),
  • Be from an underrepresented minority group (groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Americans, and Pacific Islanders), a community college, a minority serving institution, a first generation college student or non-traditional student,
  • Have conducted research in the microbiological sciences at a U.S. institution,
  • Have a strong interest in obtaining a research career and post-graduate training in research within the microbiological sciences, and 
  • Be accepted to present a poster or oral presentation at ASM Microbe 2017 

Submission Requirements: 

  • Abstract submission to ASM Microbe by January 7
  • A complete online application (click here) in addition to abstract submission to ASM Microbe 2017 
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from research mentor and one from an academic source)

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ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) program develops community college students and undergraduates who are actively pursuing careers in the microbial sciences by funding a summer research experience to work with a faculty mentor at the students’ home institution.

Students will:

  • Conduct full-time research in the summer,
  • Attend the Microbe Academy for Professional Development held prior to ASM Microbe, and
  • Present research results at ASM Microbe 2018 (if abstract is accepted)

Apply for URF.

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ASM New Tech Professional Development Award Program

Application deadline: February 15, 2017 

Please click here for more information. 

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NSF/ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Visit the UFRI fellowship page for more details.

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