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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
American Physiological Society Teaching Career Enhancement Award
Deadline: April 16 and September 15
Contact: Executive Office
The APS Teaching Career Enhancement Award is designed to enhance the career potential of regular members. The award provides up to $4,000 to allow an individual to develop innovative and potentially widely applicable programs for teaching and learning physiology. The award can be used to support short-term visits to other schools to consult with experts who can assist with the development project. It can also be used to support attendance at special courses devoted to methodologies appropriate for the educational development project. The award does not include any indirect cost reimbursement.
American Physiological Society Teaching Section Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award
Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award supported by Elsevier ($1,000 cash prize plus reimbursement of the advanced registration fee, a framed, inscribed certificate, up to $750 in travel reimbursement to the Experimental Biology meeting and a complimentary ticket to the Section Dinner) recognizes a full-time faculty member of an accredited college or university and member of the APS who has independent evidence of: (1) excellence in classroom teaching over a number of years at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels; (2) commitment to the improvement of physiology teaching within the candidate's own institution; and (3) contributions to physiology education at the local community, national or international levels. The awardee is requested to write an essay on his/her philosophy of education for publication in The Physiologist.
The typical nominee will have shown excellence in teaching and have made significant contributions in student advisement, graduate education, and/or curriculum design and reform at their institution. The activities that distinguish a candidate in the rankings include outreach activities at the state, national, or international level; contributions to education through APS activities; peer-reviewed educational journal articles; and widely disseminated publications such as commercially produced textbooks, lab manuals, or software. Unsuccessful nominees may be reconsidered for the award during the subsequent year with notification to the nominee and the nominator and receipt of updated information. The award winner is announced at the APS Business Meeting during Experimental Biology.
Nominations Process: Each nominee must be nominated by a member of APS. All candidate materials must be uploaded by January 8, 2014. Maureen Knabb, Ph.D., Chair, Guyton Awards Selection Committee: MKnabb@wcupa.edu.
Emily M. Gray Award
Established in 1997; the first award was presented in 1998.
Deadline for nominations: May 1 of each year.
The Emily M. Gray Award is given for significant contributions to education in biophysics, contributions that may include a distinguished record of excellence in classroom instruction, in mentoring research scientists at any level, in developing novel educational methods or materials, in promoting scientific outreach efforts to the public or to youth, in generating a track record of attracting new students to thefield of biophysics, or in otherwise fostering an environment exceptionally conducive to education in biophysics. The Emily M. Gray Lecture will be the keynote presentation at the Student Symposium at the Annual Meeting. The winner receives an honorarium of $750.
Nominee must have made an exceptional contribution to education in biophysics.
Nominee must be a member of the Society in good standing.
Nominator must submit completed Nomination Form and required documents.
Nominations packets must include the following:
Completed Award Nomination Form
Letter describing qualifications of the nominee
Two supporting letters
Nominee’s curriculum vitae, focusing on educational and teaching contributions, and relevant list of publications
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