Faculty Fellowships and Travel Grants

achang at asmusa.org Amy
Fri Jan 20 09:34:19 EST 1995


The AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY  sponsors 
several programs for undergraduate faculty teaching in the 
microbiological sciences.

FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS

Up to $4000 is available for full time faculty members from one of the 
underrepresented groups in the life sciences (ie. African American, 
Hispanic American, Native American and Pacific Islander) who wish 
to improve their scientific and research capabilities in ways that will
enhance their ability to teach up-to-date undergraduate courses and 
laboratories in the microbiological sciences.   To qualify you must be 
teaching undergraduate students, an active member of the Society, and
not receiving substanital funding for research or career advancement
from other sources.

1995 UNDERGRADUATE MICROBIOLOGY CONFERENCE

The American Society for Microbiology will be sponsoring the 1995
Undergraduate Microbiology Conference:  Effective Strategies for 
Teaching Core Knowledge in Microbiology.   The Conference will 
take place May 19-21, 1995 at Marymount University in Arlington, VA 
prior to the ASM General Meeting.  

Individuals responsible for teaching microbiology in community 
colleges, liberal arts colleges, comprehensive universities, and 
research universities are encouraged to attend.  The Conference 
will provide an interactive setting in which teaching and assessment 
strategies can be demonstrated in working groups.  The format will 
allow for participation, critiques and networking in a flexible environment.

The early registration deadline is March 31st. 

TRAVEL AWARDS

Up to $400 is available to faculty from 2-year and 4-year institutions or 
institutions with a large population of underrepresented minority students
to attend the Undergraduate Microbiology Education Conference, 
May 19-21, 1995 or the ASM General Meeting, May 21-25, 1995.  Both
meetings are in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.   To qualify you 
must be an active member of the Society and be prepared to present a paper at 
either the  Undergraduate Conference or General Meeting.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the faculty fellowships, travel grants, 
Undergraduate Conference or ASM General Meeting, please contact:
Dana Boyd, Office of Education and Training, 1325 
Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. , Washington, D.C.  20005; 
Tel. (202) 942-9299; Fax (202) 942-9329; e-mail: dboyd at asmusa.org







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