ASMCUE Textbook/Travel Award

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) offers travel awards to help offset costs associated with attending ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators.

Program Details

Travel Awards are given as reimbursement upon completion of travel and submission of travel receipts to ASMCUE. The award money can be used for travel, lodging and/or registration for ASMCUE. The travel award is considered taxable income, and recipients will receive appropriate United States IRS tax filing documents at the end of the tax year.

The ASMCUE Travel Award Review Committee will select ONE recipient from the applicant pool as the winner of the ASMCUE Textbook Travel Award. Funding for the Textbook Travel Award derives from a special endowment created in 2008 by several textbook authors committed to faculty development and ASMCUE.
The authors sponsoring this endowment include: 
  • Robert Bauman at Amarillo College, Texas
  • Barry Chess at Pasadena City College, California
  • Marjorie Cowan at Miami University, Ohio
  • Jeffrey Pommerville at Glendale Community College, Arizona
  • Kathleen Talaro at Pasadena City College, California
  • Christopher Woolverton at Kent State University, Ohio
  • Denise Anderson at University of Washington, Washington
  • Sarah Salm at SUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York


To be eligible, you must:
  • Be a current ASM member at the time of ASMCUE 2020.
  • Present work at ASMCUE 2020. 
  • Preference is given to first-time ASMCUE attendees. Applicants who have previously won an ASMCUE travel award are eligible to apply.
  • Teach an undergraduate microbiology course or participates in outreach activities related to microbiology.


View our Travel Award Rubric to help you prepare your application which should include the applicant’s:
  • Relevant teaching/outreach/leadership experience.
  • Brief teaching philosophy statement. 
  • Motivation to attend.
  • Description of other funding sources.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT
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