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ASM Country Ambassador Program

Country Ambassadors are senior scientists that represent ASM in their home country, facilitating partnership and exchange with other scientists worldwide. There are currently 86 ASM Country Ambassadors.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with key institutions and organizations in the region
  • Identify and respond to the needs of the local microbiological community
  • Promote and explain the benefits of membership in ASM


  • Have current ASM membership
  • Have demonstrated leadership in their scientific or academic community

Application Process

  • Applications should be submitted to ASM International Affairs via the International Online Applications website,
  • Applications must include: curriculum vitae; ASM Member Number; ASM and non-ASM meetings regularly attended; area of scientific interest; membership in national, regional, and international scientific societies; a cover letter explaining the member's interest in becoming a Country Ambassador and highlighting relevant skills, education, or experience; and an action plan with their proposed activities in the Country Ambassador role
  • Country Ambassadors are elected for an initial 3-year term followed by a formal review and opportunity to extend for one additional term


  • Opportunity to positively contribute to the overall mission of ASM and advance microbiology worldwide
  • Prestige of being an official ASM representative to microbiologists in their country/region
  • Opportunity to network with influential administrators, faculty, and scientific leaders worldwide