Postdoctoral Scientists

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    Postdoc Membership $22

    Advance your Career in Microbiology with ASM and benefit from the advantages ASM membership offers.

    > Eligibility for travel awards, grants, fellowships 
    > Scope the job market with Career Connections 
    > Free print subscription to Microbe magazine 
    > Member discounts on meeting, conference, and webinar registrations 
    > Advance your career with an ASM Mentor 
    > Access to the members' only directory 
    > Grantwriting and scientific publishing institutes 
    > Career planning and networking resources 
    > Career resources and mentoring for science teaching positions

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Information on careers, fellowships and awards, professional development institutes, and travel grants.

The 2016 Education Planning Calendar is now available. The calendar features deadlines, descriptions, and other information about ASM faculty and student programs, all designed to help members enhance the knowledge and skills that lead to successful careers in the microbiological sciences. Take a look and mark pertinent deadlines on your calendar so that you or your students can take advantage of ASM many skills-sharpening opportunities.



Career Connections
ASM's online job service for career planning and development


ASM Career Portal
Wepage consolidates ASM career information and provides new networking features to assist you in planning your career


Fellowships and Awards

ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology
Two-year fellowship to conduct research in infectious disease or public health microbiology at one of the CDC national laboratories. Information, application form, and deadlines for prospective applicants. 


Current Fellows and Preceptors
Information on ASM support services for current fellows including how to get started, stipend payments, and benefits.


Congressional Science Fellowship
Opportunity for postdoctoral to mid-career microbiologist to spend one year on the staff of an individual congressman, congressional committee or with some other appropriate organizational unit of Congress. 


ASM/CPEP Program
Training prepares microbiologists and immunologists in clinical profession of laboratory medicine 

Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women
$1500 to enhance the careers of postdoctoral women with outstanding scientific accomplishments and potential for significant research in the area of microbiology


Professional Development Courses

ASM Grant Writing Course 
Intensive face-to-face workshop led by grant enterprise experts and reviewers offering personalized and small group coaching, mentoring, real-time constructive feedback, and best practices necessary to compose a persuasive grant application. The workshop complements the online series.


ASM Grant Writing Online Course
Online series offering didactic training in grant writing and scientific communication.


ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Course
Intensive face-to-face skills training workshop led by ASM journal editors offering personalized and small group coaching, mentoring, and real-time constructive feedback in manuscript writing and publishing. The workshop complements the online series.


ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Online Course
Online training to help researchers develop scientific writing skills needed to prepare a manuscript for publication.


ASM Turning Your Science into a Company
Two-day entrepreneurship workshop providing basic information on establishing start-up businesses and utilizing examples from companies involved in biotechnology industries.
Portal to professional skills development in grantsmanship, scientific presentations, scientific publishing, teaching and mentoring, scientific ethics, career planning, and networking.


Travel Grants

ASM General Meeting Student Travel Grants 
$500 travel support for students presenting a poster at the ASM General Meeting. 

ASM Minority and Student Travel Grants 
$1500 travel support for post-doctoral scholars from underrepresented minority (URM) groups in the microbiological sciences or faculty from Minority Serving Institutions participate in the ASM General Meeting. 


ICAAC Travel Grants
Multiple opportunities to apply for travel funds to participate in the annual ICAAC Meeting


ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators Travel Grant
$750 travel support for students and postdoctoral scientists presenting a poster at the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators.


ASM Conferences Student Travel Grants
$500 travel support to students for presenting at an ASM Conference. Please see the individual conference pages for details.



Minority Mentoring Program
ASM member volunteers offer assistance to US minority students and professionals in foster mentoring relationships