Programs and Deadlines

FEATURED ASM PROGRAMS

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship Program. A three-year research experience in the microbiological sciences at home institution. Benefits include: a stipend up to $63,000 ($21,000 a year) and travel support to the ASM General Meeting. On-line applications are available on the following URL.

WWW: http://www.asm.org/Education/index.asp?bid_6278
Deadline: 1 May 2009.

ASM Kadner Institute in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology.
A unique opportunity for senior-level graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to enhance their skills in various areas of grantwriting and scientific communication, to learn about the rewards and preparation for various careers in microbiology, to help their professional development as microbiologists, and to participate in a demanding and intensive, yet enjoyable and constructive experience with both peers and senior microbiologists from around the country. Institute will be held 18–22 July 2009 at the Univesity of Colorado at Boulder.
WWW:
http://www.asmgap.org
Deadline: 15 May 2009.

ASM-UNESCO Visiting Resource Person (VRP) Program.
Planning an international trip within the next 6 months? UNESCO and ASM offer you the chance to extend your stay and share your knowledge with scientists around the world! If you will be traveling to a developing nation, on academic or other business, within the next 6 months the ASM/UNESCO International Visiting Resource Person (VRP) Program can offer you the opportunity spend an extra day with colleagues at a university or research institute in a major city. UNESCO will provide funds to cover the cost of the extended stay, making this program a cost-effective way to share your knowledge with others while enhancing your experience of the country. The ASM member is expected to present a seminar to faculty and students at the institution and to spend the rest of the visit as a resource person— discussing ideas for scientific research, curriculum development and international cooperation with local faculty and students. See the website below for additional information on the program and a link to the application.
WWW:
http://www.asm.org/International/vrp  
Deadline:
Rolling

American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) Certification.
Certifies the expertise of doctoral-level immunologists engaged in the practice of medical laboratory immunology. ABMLI certification is achieved by passing an online multiple-choice exam that is offered daily in the month of August at testing centers worldwide.
WWW:
www.microbiologycert.org
Deadline:
1 July 2009.

ASM Pre-Meeting Workshop Scholarship Program. Make the most of the 49th
ICAAC with the ASM Pre-Meeting Workshop Scholarship Program! This highly prestigious scholarship offers an opportunity to learn scientific techniques from leaders in the field. This scholarship program provides successful applicants with registration to the pre-meeting workshop of their choice at this year’s ICAAC. The scholarship is available to all ASM members who are from, and currently residing in, resource-limited countries. To be eligible for this scholarship applicants must have an abstract accepted by the ICAAC and be pre-registered for the meeting.
WWW:
http://www.asm.org/International/workshopscholarship
Deadline:
15 July 2009.

National Registry of Microbiologists (NRM) Certification.
Certifies microbiologists at every educational- and career-level in biological safety, consumer and industrial, and consumer products and quality assurance with a concentration in food/dairy or pharmaceutical/medical device/ cosmetics. NRM certification is achieved by passing an online multiple-choice exam that is offered daily in the month of October at testing centers worldwide.
WWW:
www.microbiologycert.org
Deadline:
1 August 2009.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
This conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success. ABRCMS is an opportunity for undergraduate, postbaccalaureate and graduate students to present their research through a poster or oral presentation and expand their scientific and professional developmental knowledge through innovative sessions, as well as networking opportunities. Participants also learn about graduate schools, summer research opportunities and postdoctoral fellowships. Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on 4–7 November 2009.
WWW:
http://www.abrcms.org
Deadline (Abstract Submission): 11 September 2009.  
 

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