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Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
The program is designed to provide qualified, highly motivated college students majoring in the life or physical sciences, an opportunity to experience laboratory research. Each year, outstanding college sophomores and juniors are chosen from a large pool of applicants. SURF students are matched according to their stated field of interest with faculty, postdoctoral researchers or graduate students. These mentors volunteer to help design and supervise individualized summer projects for their students. The 18 students accepted into the SURF program will receive a stipend of $4,000.00 for the 10-week period of June 2 through August 8, 2014. Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.
Applicants to the SURF Program must submit:
The completed on-line application form.
A two-page summary statement describing the applicant's academic background, scientific interests, research experience (if any) and career goals. Applicants should discuss how they would benefit from the SURF Program.
An official transcript (sealed by the university registrar).
Two letters of recommendation preferably from professors or mentors who can evaluate the applicant based on performance in current or completed research projects. (These letters are critical for our selection process). Letters of recommendation should be submitted online. If letters of recommendation are not submitted online, they must be mailed in separate sealed envelopes, signed across the seal, to the address below.
Any documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Studies
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 177
New York, NY 10065-6399
Applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2014. Completed applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Final decisions will be made by mid-March 2014. It is imperative that applicants provide contact information for the first two weeks of March.
SURF applicants should state a preference for working in particular laboratories or areas of research; however, we cannot guarantee that specific preferences will be met. For a listing of faculty members and a brief description of their research, we encourage you to obtain further in-depth information by viewing the Rockefeller Web site at http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/. Please be advised that placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are neither expected nor encouraged to secure their own lab arrangements.
International Society for Infectious Diseases/European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Fellowships
The ISID and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are co-sponsoring the ISID/ESCMID Fellowship Program to enable two Fellows per year to perform multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training abroad. This particular fellowship is intended for applicants from outside Europe, wishing to come to Europe for their fellowship.
Established in 2010, the aim of this fellowship is to promote collaboration among researchers in different countries by enabling infectious disease researchers in the formative stage of their career to extend their research experience in institutions outside of their region. Young colleagues are invited to learn from experienced specialists and to take home new ideas and processes that help them improve their clinical or laboratory practice. Proposals that enhance the transfer of technologies to geographical areas where they are particularly needed will be favored.
Applicants are to be junior investigators (younger than 40 years) who will benefit from the opportunity to work or to study outside their country.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the ISID Professional Development Working Group and decisions made in collaboration with the ISID and ESCMID Program Directors. Funding will be provided for up to 3 months and up to US$7,500.
Upon completion of the project, a written report of the project must be submitted. Fellowship recipients are encouraged to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year. The annual deadline is March 1, and applicants will be notified after June 1.
Requests for application materials and additional information should be directed to:
ISID Professional Development Working Group
9 Babcock Street, Unit 3
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
Fax: (617) 278-9113
Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grant Award
Deadline: Tuesday January 14, 2014
Purpose: To provide support for students attending asm2014
Award: Each Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grant Award is $500 for use in attending asm2014 to present a poster in addition to being invited to give a short presentation of the abstract during the Division B and D Business Meeting.
Eligibility: To qualify for consideration the student must:
■ Meet all the requirements for a Student Travel Grant (including a letter of recommendation), and
■ Be presenting research in the area of microbial pathogenesis
■ The scientific quality of the submitted abstract
■ The student has not received an similar travel grant award in the last two years
■ Only one travel grant per laboratory
■ The student must be a member of ASM; and
■ A letter of recommendation must be on file.
The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or department head on official letterhead including the following information:
■ The letter must state that the student is expected to be active in the training or degree program at the time of the meeting, or, if the student has completed their terminal degree, the actual date of completion.
■ The abstract control number.
■ Upload the letter of recommendation during the abstract submission process; the deadline is Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 11:59 pm EST. When naming the document please write last name of student, first initial, STG Travel or RMF Travel, then the abstract control number.
Only students who meet the criteria for the Student Travel Grant will be considered for this award. The General Meeting Program Committee will review the abstracts of the Student Travel Grant recipients to select those best meeting the requirements of the Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grant. A maximum of six grants will be awarded to students annually.
In the abstract submission site under Membership/Travel Grant Information, click “I wish to be considered for a grant…” when asked. You also must be an ASM Member, the submitter and the presenting author of the abstract.
Upload the letter of recommendation during the abstract submission process; the deadline is Tuesday, January 14, 2014. When naming the document please write last name of student, first initial, RMF Travel or STG Travel, then the abstract control number.
Example: Trower, L., RMF Travel, 12-A-14-GM-ASM
Example: Trower, L., STG Travel, 12-A-14-GM-ASM
Student and Richard and Mary Finkelstein Travel Grant notifications will be emailed the week of February 17, 2014.
Of the grant requests received, approximately 25-30% will receive awards each year.
Call for Nominations: International Association for Food Protection Awards
The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our Association awards. You do not need to be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague for one of the awards listed below.
The deadline for all award nominations and applications is Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or submitting your application for one of our 2014 awards.
Black Pearl Award
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company's outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
■ Sponsored by Wilbur Feagan and F&H Food Equipment Company.
Marble Plaque. Presented to Member(s) who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Honorary Life Membership Award
Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Member(s) for their devotion to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
Harry Haverland Citation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for years of devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.
■ Sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Food Safety Innovation Award
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual or organization for creating a new idea, practice, or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health, and the quality of life.
■ Sponsored by Walmart
International Leadership Award
Plaque, $1,500 Honorarium and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2014. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
■ Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
GMA Food Safety Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2014, the award will be presented to a group or organization in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety research and education.
■ Sponsored by GMA.
Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
■ Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
■ Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
■ Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the profession of the Sanitarian.
■ Sponsored by Ecolab, Inc.
Elmer Marth Educator Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the arena of education in food safety and food protection.
■ Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Harold Barnum Industry Award
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding service to the public, IAFP and the food industry.
■ Sponsored by Roka Bioscience, Inc.
Travel Award for State or Local Health or State Agricultural Department Employees
To provide travel funds for state or local health or state agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in the U.S. to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.
■ Sponsored by IAFP and the IAFP Foundation
Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
To provide travel funds for a food safety professional working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.
Student Travel Scholarship
To provide travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting (including symposia and technical sessions) of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety related degree program.
American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators Faculty Enhancement Travel Award
Application Deadline: February 17, 2014
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) offers a faculty enhancement program to increase faculty's knowledge and skills in the microbiological sciences. A second goal of the program is to increase participation from a larger group of biology faculty to work closely with ASM to improve undergraduate microbiology in the 21st century.
The program supports faculty who are responsible for teaching microbiology at community colleges or institutions with significant numbers of minority students to become an ASM member and attend the annual ASMCUE. The award is a $700 travel subsidy presented upon completion of travel and submission of receipts for ASMCUE travel, lodging, and/or registration expenses. Recipients also receive a one-year complimentary contriubtiong membership in the ASM (value of $50).
Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident
Teach an undergraduate microbiology course on a regular basis at an accredited institution of higher education
Have a full-time appointment at a 2 year college OR at a 4 year institution of higher education
Not be a recipient of substantial federal funding or any other ASM faculty enhancement or travel award
Be first-time attendees to ASMCUE
Criteria for Selection
Candidates should document or demonstrate:
Number and type of students who will benefit from this program
Number of years elapsed since applicant's formal training in microbiology
Commitment to improve teaching and to participate in education and outreach programs in the future
Administration's commitment to further training, outreach and leadership
Commitment to be involved in ASM
American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge Travel Award
The ASM-NSF Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) Program seeks to connect active research investigators and undergraduate educators interested in broadening participation in science and building interdisciplinary collaborations that benefit all partners and contribute to discovery and understanding while promoting teaching and learning.
The LINK program is specifically interested in supporting collaborations involving trainees and early-career scientists underrepresented nationally in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to succeed in bioscience education, research and careers.
The Program goals are to:
Strengthen connections between researchers and educators to advance science and student learning
Support interdisciplinary collaborations that actively engage educators and their students in scientific research
Create opportunities for increased exposure to and success in emerging and interdisciplinary areas of molecular, cellular and microbial biosciences
Encourage sustainable collaborator networks and effective mentoring practices
Broaden participation of the STEM workforce
The Program fosters activities and communications to develop a robust community of scientists actively engaged in mentoring, networking, and collaborations. It leverages two longstanding, national STEM education conferences – the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and the Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE). Two leading strategies help achieve the Program goals:
Creating avenues to connect established research investigators with advanced trainees, educators, and early-career scientists at ABRCMS and ASMCUE.
Supporting collaborations among research scientists, educators and/or advanced trainees that are mutually beneficial, well planned and sustained with ongoing networks and mentoring.
To address the first strategy – connecting the research community with faculty, future faculty and early-career scientists, the Program provides support for scientists actively engaged in research to attend and participate in ASMCUE 2014.
Researchers who wish to identify and connect with mid- or early-career and future faculty instrumental in student learning in undergraduate biology should apply for the ASMCUE-LINK Travel Award. Support is up to and not exceeding $1,500. The ASMCUE-LINK Travel Award is supported by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and National Science Foundation (NSF).
Conditions of the Award
Successful awardees must commit to:
Participating in all ASMCUE 2014 activities from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening
Participating in an ASMCUE-LINK focus group during ASMCUE
Exploring and identifying potential collaborations with undergraduate faculty
Engaging in an online community with other ASMCUE and/or LINK participants
Completing surveys and contributing to discussions about the inaugural program
Candidates must be:
Active research scientists engaged in the research priorities of NSF (NSF funded OR eligible for NSF funding)
Active research scientists interested in developing collaborations with faculty, early-career faculty and/or future faculty
U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
All applications will be evaluated for the following criteria:
Demonstrated and potential commitment to broaden participation in STEM research and education
Demonstrated and potential commitment to collaborate in interdisciplinary activities and networks and/or differing student populations and educational approaches
Allowable expenses include those for ASMCUE registration, airfare, ground transportation, and/or hotel expenses up to and not exceeding $1,500. Non-allowable expenses include meals as they are provided at the conference. The award is a travel subsidy presented upon completion of travel and submission of receipts. Expenses will be reimbursed within 60 days of travel and upon receipt of expenses. All receipts must be itemized and submitted with a current expense report. Credit card receipts without an itemized account of the sale are not allowed.
The application deadline is Monday, February 17, 2014.
Candidates must complete a short online form providing the following information:
Name and contact information
List of current (since 2008) research activities, including presentations, publications, grants and awards
List of current advisees and/or collaborators, if applicable, and their role(s) and/or contribution(s)
Essay describing a potential collaborative project and/or your interest to collaborate. Limit response to 300 words.
Applicants should complete all sections of the online 2014 ASMCUE-LINK Travel Award Application by 11:59 PST on February 17, 2014. The online form must be completed in one sitting. The process may NOT be started, saved and returned to at a later time.
Please submit questions about the award or the process of applying to email@example.com.
American Society for Microbiology Early-Career Travel Award
Application Deadline: February 17, 2014
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) offers travel awards to increase the participation of early-career undergraduate faculty, post-doctoral scientists or senior level graduate students interested in teaching careers in ASM's Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE).
The award is a $750 travel subsidy presented upon completion of travel and submission of receipts for ASMCUE travel, lodging, and/or registration expenses. Eligibility requirements are listed for two tracks of awardees. Preference is given for applicants who have not been previously funded.
PART A: Early-Career Travel Award for senior level graduate students, post-doctoral candidates and faculty teaching for less than three years:
■ Be an active ASM member
■ Teach an undergraduate microbiology course or participates in outreach activities related to microbiology
■ Have an interest in pursuing a teaching career at an undergraduate institution
■ Be in their first three years of teaching
■ Not be a recipient of substantial federal funding or any other ASM faculty enhancement or travel award
■ Significance of teaching experience and/or outreach activities
■ Statement of teaching philosophy
■ Potential to contribute and lead
■ Commitment to education
PART B: Early-Career Travel Award for faculty teaching between four to five years:
■ Present an abstract that has been accepted for the ASMCUE
■ Have a full-time appointment at a 2 year college OR at a 4 year institution
■ Teach an undergraduate microbiology course on a regular basis
■ Significance and originality of abstract
■ Teaching excellence
Application Deadline is Monday, February 17, 2014
To apply for a 2014 Early-Career Travel Award, complete the application packet.
An application packet is considered complete when requirements 1 – 7 for Part A or 1 – 8 for Part B have been submitted. Filling out the online application is considered step 1 in the process.
1. Early Career Travel Award Application Form
Materials for requirements 2 – 7 for Part A or 2 - 8 for Part B should be submitted electronically as attached documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put in the subject line: “Early-Career Travel Award – (insert applicant name here)”. All letters of support should originate from the email account of the author.
PART A (2 - 7):
2. Curriculum vitae
3. One-page statement describing what you hope to gain by participating in ASMCUE
4. One-page statement describing your teaching philosophy or current approach to teaching
5. List of previous experience working with students
6. Desciption of your campus-based and/or other funding sources
7. Letter of recommendation from an appropriate college or university official (department chair, dean, advisor or administrator) attesting to the applicant's demonstrated commitment and contribution to microbiology education
PART B (2 - 8):
3. Copy of the abstract submitted to ASMCUE
4. One-page statement describing what you hope to gain by participating in ASMCUE
5. One-page statement describing your teaching philosophy or current approach to teaching
6. List of annual or current teaching responsibilities
7. Desciption of your campus-based and/or other funding sources
8. Letter of recommendation from an appropriate college or university official (department chair, dean, advisor or administrator) attesting to the applicant's demonstrated commitment and contribution to microbiology education