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ASM Awards/Fellowships/Travel Grants

Postdoctoral Fellow

Awards

Beckman-Coulter Young Investigator Award 
Recognizes research excellence and potential to further the educational or research objectives of an outstanding young clinical scientist.

Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research Award
ASM's oldest and most prestigious prize, it rewards fundamental research of unusual merit in microbiology or immunology by an individual who has not reached his/her 45th birthday.

Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Awards 
Recognize and award excellence in basic research in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. 

Fellowships

ASM Postdoctoral Training in Medical Microbiology and Immunology
These two-year training programs prepare scientists and physicians for leadership roles in the medical microbiology or immunology professions.

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.

Travel Grants

International Travel Grant
Carlyn Halde Latin American Student Travel Grant. Administered by ASM and the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, it supports the travel of a student medical microbiologist from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean to participate in ASM General Meeting. Administered by ASM and the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, it supports the travel of a student medical microbiologist from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean to participate in ASM General Meeting.


Professional Development
ASM provides resources to assist graduate students pursuing careers in microbiology.

ASM Grant Writing Course
Intensive and closely guided experience in grant writing, scientific presentations, teaching, career planning and ethics.

ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Course
Hands-on intensive training in scientific writing and publishing under mentorship of ASM Journal editors and reviewers.

Postgraduate Training

Committee on Postdoctoral Educational Programs (CPEP) 
CPEP accredits training programs that prepare scientists and physicians for leadership roles in the medical microbiology or immunology professions. The usual length of training is two years but may vary depending on the background of the fellow; there are 18 programs located in the U.S.

Trainees in medical microbiology learn diagnostic bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology, methods in antimicrobial testing, and techniques used in the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. Trainees in medical immunology learn testing for patients with malignancies, immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disease, allergy, and infectious diseases, as well as for patients treated with transplantation. All trainees receive research training and conduct original or collaborative research in conjunction with their clinical training. In addition, trainees study laboratory management, epidemiology, public health and laboratory safety.

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Graduate Student

Award
The Raymond W. Sarber Awards recognize students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential.


Travel Grants

ASM Microbe Travel Grant

  • ASM Student and Post Doctoral Travel Grant Award.  Travel grants, worth at least $500, are offered to support students' attendance at the annual ICAAC meeting. Recipients are selected based on the scientific quality of their submitted abstracts.

ASM International Travel Grant

  • Carlyn Halde Latin American Student Travel Grant.  Administered by ASM and the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, it supports the travel of a student medical microbiologist from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean to participate in ASM General Meeting. Administered by ASM and the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, it supports the travel of a student medical microbiologist from Latin America, Puerto Rico or the Caribbean to participate in ASM General Meeting.


Professional Development
ASM provides resources to assist graduate students pursuing careers in microbiology.

ASM Grant Writing Course
Intensive and closely guided experience in grant writing, scientific presentations, teaching, career planning and ethics.

ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Course
Hands-on intensive training in scientific writing and publishing under mentorship of ASM Journal editors and reviewers.

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Bench Technologist/Supervisor

Award
The Scherago-Rubin Award recognizes an outstanding, bench-level clinical microbiologist. The award was established by the late Sally Jo Rubin, an active member of ASM's Clinical Microbiology Division, in honor of her grandfather, Professor Morris Scherago.


Professional Certification
The American College of Microbiology and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) conjointly develop and administer certification exams in clinical microbiology at the bench and supervisory levels. Individuals must meet ASCP eligibility requirements to take the exam. Those who pass the exam are certified as a Technologist in Microbiology (M) or Specialist in Microbiology (SM) by the ASCP and are issued a certificate with both organizations' names on it.

National Registry of Certified Microbiologists certifies professional microbiologists at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels in biological safety, food safety and quality, and pharmaceutical and medical device.

ASM 2017 New Tech Professional Development Grant Program
ASM Microbe 2017   June 1-5, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

If you are a relatively new clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) or equivalent working in a clinical microbiology laboratory, are directly involved with bench work, have aspirations of doing more and possibly assume a leadership role, you may be eligible for an ASM $1,500 Professional Development Grant. The eligibility criteria are―

  • Worked as a clinical microbiologist for more than 1 and less than 5 years
  • Non-doctoral level professional
  • ASM member
  • Never attended an ASM General Meeting
  • Not presenting a poster or talk at the 2017 meeting

This grant is designed to inspire beginning non-doctoral level clinical microbiologists to get more engaged in our profession by attending the 2017 ASM Microbe meeting.  The award will be used for the meeting registration fee and to help defray travel expenses. During the meeting you will interact with a pre-assigned mentor, attend symposia, visit poster sessions, peruse industry-sponsored exhibits featuring the latest technological advances, have the opportunity to network with other new and “seasoned” microbiologists and learn more about the profession of microbiology.

It’s simple to apply― send the following (in an attachment) to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than February 15, 2017―

1.   Recent resume that includes:

  • Your name, address, cell phone number, email address
  • Your educational background and year of graduation
  • Your complete work experience

2.   If you need help with resume preparation, please go to https://www.resume.com/builder

3.   A brief summary (~500 words) explaining why you should be given a travel grant to attend the 2017 ASM Microbe Meeting

4.   Confirmation that if selected for a travel grant, you will attend at least two full days (June 2 and 3) of the meeting. Please discuss time off with your supervisor and consider travel time prior to applying.

5.   Confirmation that if selected for a travel grant, you will provide a brief summary (~100 words) of your experiences to ASM by August 1, 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified of their award by email by March 1, 2017.

To learn more about last year’s recipients, go to https://clinmicro.asm.org/index.php/explore-the-profession/careers-in-clinical-microbiology/476-inspiring-bench-scientist-careers-at-asm-microbe-2016.

If you have questions, please send to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Funding was generously provided by Accelerate Diagnostics, Alpha-Tec Systems, COPAN Diagnostics, GenMark Diagnostics, Hardy Diagnostics, Luminex Corporation, Medical Chemical Corporation, Puritan Medical Products Company, Quest Diagnostics, TECHLAB, and TIB MOLBIOL.

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Laboratory Director/Doctoral

Awards

ASM Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology 
Honors a distinguished scientist in clinical or diagnostic immunology for outstanding contributions to those fields.

BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology
Honors a distinguished clinical microbiologist for outstanding research accomplishments leading to or forming the foundation for important applications in clinical microbiology.

bioMerieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology 
Recognizes a distinguished microbiologist for the promotion of innovation in clinical laboratory science, dedication to ASM, and the advancement of clinical microbiology as a profession.

Hologic Joseph Public Health Award
Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership and service in the field of public health.

Hardy Diagnostics ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award 
Recognizes an ABMM or ABMLI Diplomate for outstanding contributions to the professional recognition of clinical microbiologists and/or immunologists.

Maurice Hilleman Award
ASM’s premier award for major contributions to pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, vaccine development, and/or control of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Professional Certification

ABMM
The American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) certifies the expertise of doctoral-level microbiologists seeking to direct public health or clinical microbiology laboratories. ABMM certification is recognized by federal and state governmental agencies as a significant component toward meeting licensure requirements to direct laboratories engaged in the microbiological diagnosis of human disease.

The ABMM is recognized under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 final rule and in all 12 states that require licensure: California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Application Deadline: April 1

American College of Microbiology
The American College of Microbiology (College), a governance unit within the ASM's Professional Practice Committee, has as its mission promoting the high quality and ethical practice of the microbiology and immunology professions for the benefit of human, animal, and environmental well-being. The College administers highly stringent certification examinations for clinical and industrial microbiologists and immunologists and accredits postdoctoral training programs in clinical microbiology and immunology.

Looking for certification? Visit http://www.asm.org/index.php/build-your-skills#certs to learn more and apply online.

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