ASM is committed to advocating for public policies that are rooted in science. We recognize the essential role of the microbial sciences in helping to address humanity’s most daunting – and evolving – challenges. As a core part of its mission, ASM leads, collaborates and galvanizes scientists, stakeholders and the public to advance the field through evidence-based public policy.

ASM Policy Principles

  • June 10, 2020 | Policy Statement
Microbiology transcends government agencies and borders, and continued advancement in the field requires adherence to certain core policy principles.

Science Funding in FY 2022 Appropriations Request

  • June 17, 2021 | Policy Statement
Explore proposed changes to science funding in the President's 2022 budget request across science and health agencies.

ASM Action Center

ASM is making it easy and providing opportunities for members to advocate for evidence-based scientific policy. 

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