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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