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 announce our new Conference Grant Program. Through this, we will award competitive-funding requests up to $15,000 for member-driven and organized conferences, workshops and symposia.

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.

To launch the program, a special deadline date of October 1 is in place for interested ASM members to submit their application. Applications for conferences in 2019 and beyond will be considered. 

Submit Your Application Today! 

Moving forward, application deadlines will be April 1, August 1 and December 1. Funds may be used at the discretion of conference organizers. 

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