The ASM and its state/territory branches sponsor 2 student travel awards annually for financial members of the association. These are the Nancy Millis Travel Award (formerly the BD Travel Award) and the Branch Travel Award. Winners in each category are required to give a 15 minute presentation of their work (10 minute talk, 5 minute question time) at the WA Student Awards night preceding the National Meeting, held on 27th March 2018.
Please forward your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com. Applications for this year's meeting will close on 16th March 2018. Application forms are available here.
GUIDELINES FOR TRAVEL AWARDS APPLICATIONS: APPLICANTS MUST:
1. Be financial members of ASM;
2. Submit an abstract to the conference organization and a copy to the selection sub-committee;
3. Submit an 800 - 1000 word summary of their work - capable of being understood by a lay person;
4. Submit a detailed CV outlining: personal details, qualifications, university grades, work/research experience, publications;
5. Submit a philosophy of fewer than 250 words for attending the ASM meeting;
6. Submit names and contacts of three (3) referees.
7. Applicants must be available to give a presentation on March 27 at QEII Medical Centre
Award winners must submit or have submitted their abstract for the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting (see www.theasm.org.au).
It is important that the submitted abstract and summary contain scientific data. Abstracts or works submitted as "proposals" or "work in progress" without hard results data will, except in extreme circumstances, not be of sufficient standard to receive an award. Students are encouraged to discuss submissions with their supervisors as a guide to suitability for these awards. The committee has the option of not awarding a prize in any category.
ASM Nancy Millis Student Award
This award is sponsored by ASM National Office and available to student members of the ASM. It finances one full-time student from each branch to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ASM (return economy airfare, conference registration & accommodation allowance). All postgraduate microbiology students who have submitted or are intending to submit an abstract for the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting are invited to apply, especially those in the final year of their higher degree program (MSc, PhD). Students undertaking relevant Honours projects are also encouraged to apply. Recipients must submit an Abstract to conference organisers and will be required to present their paper at the special Student Award Session at the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting. Previous winners of the BD Award are ineligible to receive this award.
Branch Travel Award
This award is sponsored by ASM Western Australia Branch and available to recent graduates (less than 5 years since graduation) who are members of the ASM. It finances one person from WA to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ASM (return economy airfare and conference registration). All postgraduate microbiology students who have submitted or are intending to submit an abstract for the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting are invited to apply, especially those in the final year of their higher degree program (MSc, PhD). Students undertaking relevant Honours projects are also encouraged to apply. Recipients must submit an Abstract to conference organisers and present a paper or poster at the Meeting. Previous Branch Award winners are ineligible to receive that award again.