Young Ambassadors of Science


ASM Young Ambassadors of Science are dynamic young leaders, who represent ASM in their home country, facilitating networking, professional development, and collaboration to strengthen science globally. ASM Young Ambassadors mobilize the next generation of scientists to develop innovative approaches to meet the Grand Challenges in Science.


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

Responsibilities of Young Ambassadors:

  • Promote collaboration between ASM and international universities and societies
  • Identify and assist ASM in responding to the needs of the local microbiology community
  • Expand ASM's international network, focusing on the next generation of scientists: students and early-career scientists

Benefits of Young Ambassadors:

    • Prestige of being an official ASM representative
    • Opportunity to network with scientific leaders worldwide
    • Contribution to advancing microbiology to meet Grand Challenges

Eligibility of Young Ambassadors:

    • Have current ASM membership
    • Are in the process of obtaining or have obtained an advanced academic degree, within the past five years and are working in any of the microbiology disciplines
    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Experience using social media
    • Have demonstrated leadership in their scientific or academic community

Application Process for Young Ambassadors:

    • 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 Young Ambassador and highlighting relevant skills, education, or experience; and an action plan with their proposed activities in the Young Ambassador Role
    • Young Ambassadors are elected for an initial 1-year followed by a formal review and opportunity to extend their term for an additional 2 years