American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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 Deadline: 

February 1, 2014
   

Start Date: 

Summer
   

Duration: 

10 to 12 weeks
   

Location: 

The research laboratory of an ASM member at home institution or at a sponsoring U.S. institution (locations vary)
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/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 the ASM General Meeting the following year.

Students will:
◾Conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer of 2014
◾Work with faculty mentors who are ASM members and who are employed at the students home institutions, and
◾Submit a research abstract for presentation at the 2015 ASM General Meeting.
   

Benefits: 

Stipend of up to $4,000, two-year membership in ASM and up to $1,000 in travel support to present the results of the research project at the 2015 ASM General Meeting

   

Major(s): 

Biological Sciences
Applied Ecology
Chemistry

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: Members of underrepresented groups in microbiology
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other:
 

Contact: 

Education Board
American Society for Microbiology, Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
1752 N. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 942-9283     Fax: (202) 942-9329
Email: fellowships@asmusa.org

 

Program Website: 

http://www.asm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1211&Itemid=291
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