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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:37:38 -0500
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ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF)		

The Program
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 beginning in the summer of 2012 
	 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 2013 ASM General Meeting.

The Fellowship provides:
	 Up to $4000 for student stipend
	 Two-year ASM student membership, and
	 Up to $1000 in travel support for students to present the results of the research project at the 2013 ASM General Meeting. 

Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must:
	 Be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the 2012-2013 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, and
	 Not receive financial support for research (i.e., Council for Undergraduate Research, Minority Access to Research Careers, Sigma Xi) during the fellowship

For information go to

DEADLINE: February 1, 2012