Bench Technologist/Supervisor

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.



ASM 2018 New Tech Professional Development Grant Program
ASM Microbe 2018 June 7-11, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

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 at the time of application
  • Non-doctoral level professional
  • ASM member
  • Never attended an ASM General or Microbe Meeting
  • Not presenting a poster or talk at the 2018 meeting

This grant is designed to inspire beginning non-doctoral level clinical microbiologists to get more engaged in our profession by attending the 2018 ASM Microbe meeting.  The grant 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.

Application information for the 2018 grant program will be posted in December 2017.

Read testimonials from 2017 grant recipients.