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.
DEADLINE IS FEB. 1, 2009
* Conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer of 2009
* 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 2010 ASM General Meeting. (Should the opportunity to present research at the General Meeting conflict with graduation, then applicants should contact ASM).
Applicants who do not meet all eligibility requirements will not be considered.
Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must:
* Be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the 2009-2010 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution,
* Be involved in a research project,
* Have an ASM member at their home institutions willing to serve as a mentor, and
* Not receive financial support for research (i.e., Council for Undergraduate Research, Minority Access to Research Careers, Sigma Xi) during the fellowship.
Eligible faculty mentors must:
* Have an appointment at the same institution as the student applicant
* Be ASM members, and
* Have an ongoing research project.
Funding for the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is provided by the American Society for Microbiology.
The Fellowship provides:
* Up to $4000 for student stipend
* Two-year ASM student membership, and
* Up to $1000 in travel support for students to present the results of the research project at the 2010 ASM General Meeting. Travel funds are contingent upon acceptance of an abstract for the General Meeting.
For additional information, see http://www.asm.org/Education/index.asp?bid=4319