Country Ambassadors


Country Ambassadors are senior scientists that represent ASM in their home country, facilitating partnership and exchange with other scientists worldwide. There are currently 85 ASM Country Ambassadors.


  1. Responsibilities
  2. Benefits
  3. Eligibility
  4. Application Process

Responsibilities of Country Ambassadors:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local institutions and organizations
  • Identify and assist ASM in responding to the needs of the local scientific community
  • Strengthen ASM’s global network of members

Ambassadors are elected to an initial 3-year term with an opportunity to be considered for one additional term

Benefits of being a Country Ambassador:

  • Opportunity to play a leadership role in ASM’s mission to advance microbiology worldwide
  • Prestige of being an official ASM representative to microbiologists in your country
  • Opportunity to network with other scientific leaders worldwide

Eligibility Requirements:

    • Have current ASM membership
    • Completed a PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in a microbiology-related field OR a graduate degree and 10 years post-academic experience
    • Published at least three microbiology-related paper in last 5 years
    • English (intermediate - advanced) proficiency
    • Able to commit 8 hours per month to Ambassador activities

Application Process for Country Ambassadors:

    • Applications should be submitted to ASM International Affairs via the International Online Applications website
    • Applications must include:
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Years of ASM membership
      • Description of previous ASM activities
      • ASM and non-ASM meetings regularly attended
      • Membership in national, regional, and international scientific societies
      • Description of leadership in local scientific community
      • Area of scientific interest
      • List of agencies/ministries, organizations, universities, etc., where applicant has strong contacts
      • Letter of Intent explaining interest in position, relevant skills and experience
      • Action plan with their proposed activities in the Country Ambassador role
      • Nomination letter from an ASM member
      • Two additional references