ASM Headquarter (HQ) Fellowship Program

Kate Stuart
February 28, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The purpose of ASM HQ Fellowship Program is to provide an intense and multi-faceted training experience for individuals who will have completed a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., or equivalent) by June 2014 or are currently in post-doctoral degree training and are interested in exploring careers outside the traditional academic environment. The program is intended to advance ones’ knowledge and skills in disseminating fundamental and applied research, education, science policy and communications as it applies to furthering the microbiological sciences and the mission of ASM.. 

The fellowships are for 12-consecutive months and are in residency at the ASM in Washington, DC. They may require some travel. The fellowships offer a $50,000 annual stipend, medical benefits, and a public transportation subsidy. Start date must be between June 1, 2014 and September 1, 2014.

Prospective fellows must:

  • be citizens of the United States or U.S. Permanent Residents,
  • be a current member of ASM,
  • have completed their Ph.D. or postdoctoral fellowship by the start of the ASM fellowship, and
  • have a background in microbiology, or related field.

The fellowship opportunities in the ASM HQ Fellowship Program vary from year to year. For information about the 2014 ASM HQ Fellowship opportunities, please click on the following:

The application is currently available. To apply, click Apply Now.

Applying for the ASM Headquarter Fellowship Program is now easier than ever. With this online application system, you have a one-stop shop that allows you to view all ASM Education Board and Fellowship programs for which you are eligible to apply.

Applicants begin the application process by establishing a profile. The profile will be saved for future use in order to provide applicants the ability to apply for other ASM Fellowship opportunities that they may be interested in pursuing.  For a complete list of all ASM Fellowship opportunities, please visit:

A complete application includes all supporting documents and must be submitted via the online application system.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through April 1, 2014. Candidates are responsible for soliciting the required references and ensuring the references are forwarded before the deadline.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Candidates selected for interviews must be available for virtual interviews and available to travel to and from Washington, DC at their own expense.

For questions about the ASM HQ Fellowship Program, contact