ASM-Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-MURF)

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Washington, DC.
Type Basic Science Research, Test Preparation, Academic Enrichment
Deadline February 1, 2012


Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must:
  • Be an ASM member, 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident,
  • Be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the 2016-2017 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.


Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must be from groups that have been determined by the applicant's institution to be underrepresented in the microbiological sciences. The ASM encourages institutions to identify individuals that have been historically underrepresented, and remain underrepresented today in the microbiological sciences nationally. These groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders. be U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident,be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the current academic year at a non-research intensive U.S. institution, be either freshmen with college level research experience, sophomores, juniors, or seniors who will not graduate before the completion date of the summer program, be members of an underrepresented group in microbiology, have taken introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and preferably microbiology prior to submission of the application, have strong interests in obtaining a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in the microbiological sciences, and  have lab research experience.

More Information

Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Educational Board, 1752 N. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 942 9283
Fax: 202-942-9329