ASM Conference Grant Program

A key objective in the ASM mission is to serve as a forum for microbial sciences. We do this by publishing journals and books, as well as by organizing and sponsoring meetings and other scientific gatherings. 

ASM is pleased to offer the Conference Grant Program. Through this, we will award competitive-funding requests up to $10,000 for member-driven and organized conferences, workshops and symposia. Awards in the first round of funding ranged from $2,000 – $7,500. 

The goals of this program are to:

  • Empower organizers to decide on the style, format and venue of the meeting.
  • Enable ASM to support its members by supporting conferences they organize.
  • Highlight special topics that support new and emerging areas of interdisciplinary research and support fundamental areas across the microbial sciences.
  • Foster communication and collaboration across ASM groups.
  • Promote speaker diversity and provide career development opportunities for early career microbiologists.

Please note that applicants must be an ASM Member to qualify for a grant. Applications are now open for the next round of funding!

Submit Your Application

Deadline: December 5, 2018

Applicants will be notified of their standing on January 15, 2019. 

Future Deadlines 

(For consideration of conferences to occur in 2020) 

April 1, 2019
October 1, 2019 

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