The ASM National Office sponsors a number of travel awards to enable professional members at all career stages to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting. For details and information on how to apply visit http://theasm.org.au/awards/.
ASM WA Branch also administers travel awards for students and clinical microbiologists, details are outlined below.
GUIDELINES FOR TRAVEL AWARDS APPLICATIONS: APPLICANTS MUST:
1. Be financial members of ASM;
2. Submit a complete application form with all required supporting documents by the due date (17th March 2020)
3. Student Travel Award applicants must submit an abstract to the conference organization and a copy to the selection sub-committee;
4. Student Travel Award applicants must be available to give a presentation at our Travel Awards Nights on 31st March at QEII Medical Centre.
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 WA DIAGNOSTIC SCIENTIST TRAVEL AWARD
This award (new in 2019) is sponsored by ASM Western Australia Branch and is available to professional microbiologists who are members of the ASM. The award is intended to help non-academic microbiologists from WA to attend any national scientific meeting which is sponsored by ASM (including the Annual Scientific Meeting, the Tri-State Scientific Meeting, the Molecular Microbiology Meeting, and the NZMS-ASM joint conference). Recipients must attend their nominated meeting and give either a short oral presentation or provide a short written piece to the ASM WA Newsletter on their experiences after their return to work. Presentation of the award will be made by the committee at the ASM WA Travel Awards night on 7th April 2020. Previous winners of this award, or the ASM National Clinical Scientist travel award are ineligible to receive this award.
Award includes: $1,500 AUD towards travel/accommodation/conference fees.
ASM WA STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS
The ASM and its State/Territory branches sponsor two 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. Shortlisted applicants are required to give a 15 minute presentation of their work preceding the National Meeting (10 minute talk, 5 minute question time) at the ASM WA Student Awards Night, to be held 31 March 2020.
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. 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 (Hons, MSc, PhD). Recipients must submit an Abstract to conference organisers and shortlisted candidates will be required to present their work at the special Student Award Session at the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting. Previous winners of the Nancy Mills Award (or equivalent awards under previous names) are ineligible to receive this award. However, previous winners of the ASM-WA Branch award may still apply for this award, but will not be considered again for the ASM-WA Branch award.
Award includes: Return economy airfare, full conference registration & accommodation allowance (value set by ASM National Branch)
ASM WA Branch Travel Award
This award is sponsored by ASM Western Australia Branch and is available to current postgraduate microbiology students and 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.
Award includes: Return economy airfare and full conference registration