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The application deadline is February 1; however, please note that the application is currently unavailable.
The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at ASM Microbe the following year.
Eligible faculty mentors must:
Criteria for Selection
Student applicants should be able to demonstrate:
Faculty mentor applicants should be able to demonstrate:
*Note to Faculty Mentors The number of qualified applicants for the URF Program has increased steadily since the Fellowship was established in 1993. Also, to ensure that URF stipends are competitive with the national stipend level, stipend level has been increased to $4,000. However, the amount of monies available from the ASM Fellowship Fund has decreased recently due to recent market trends. As a result, ASM solicits institutional support (e.g. for student stipend) in order to maintain the current level of funding. Please indicate on your application if your institution will be willing to provide full support for the student stipend. If your application is funded, ASM will provide one-year student membership and funding for the student to attend the ASM Microbe and present research results the following year.
Preference is given to projects that:
Review of Proposals
To provide equal opportunity for students from all types of undergraduate institutions, proposals are grouped for review according to the Carnegie Classification of the applicant's institution. Awards are apportioned to each group based on the number of applicants received.
The application is currently unavailable.
The program requires a joint application from both the student and a faculty mentor. The faculty mentor must be an ASM member and willing to serve as the applicant's mentor for the duration of the research experience. It is student's responsibility to submit a completed application by February 1.
Applying for the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is now easier than ever. With this online application system, you have a one-stop shop that allows you to view all ASM Education programs for which you are eligible to apply.