The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Award

Please note: ASM Microbe 2021 will be held as a virtual event as part of World Microbe Forum, an online, global meeting in collaboration with the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). Please see the World Microbe Forum awards information for the most up-to-date eligibility requirements. 

This award provides support for students attending ASM Microbe. Each awardee will present a poster in addition to being invited to give a short presentation of the abstract during the meeting. Only 1 travel award will be granted per laboratory.


To qualify for consideration the applicant must be: 
  • A current ASM member at the time of ASM Microbe.
  • An undergraduate or predoctoral student; Ph.D. or M.D. within 2 years of graduation at the time of the meeting; or an M.D. in a residency or fellowship program within 6 years of receipt of the M.D. degree at the time of the meeting.
  • Not previously a recipient of the award within the last 2 years.
  • A presenting author on an accepted abstract in the area of microbial pathogenesis to ASM Microbe.
Please note: Applications are to be submitted prior to knowing whether your abstract has been accepted for ASM Microbe. 


Submit an abstract and travel award application via the abstract submission site.