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American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

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 during the summer.
-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 ASM General Meeting. (Should the opportunity to present research at the General Meeting conflict with graduation, then applicants should contact ASM).

Eligibility Applicants who do not meet all eligibility requirements will not be considered.
Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must:
Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the 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


mid February

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any level

Graduate: None

Award Type:

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Math, science, engineering

Additional Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
June 12, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17