Member Awards

The ASM offers a variety of awards to its members including, at a national level, the prestigious Frank Fenner Award and the Research Trust Fellowships and Postgraduate Development Awards.

Available to teachers are the David White Excellence in Teaching Award and the Teachers' Travel Award.

Students are encouraged to apply for awards such as the BD Student Travel Awards which are selected by the Branches of the Society.

There are also many Special Interest Group awards sponsored by the ASM Sustaining Members which provide members with the opportunity to attend the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting.

ASM Frank Fenner Award

"The purpose of this award is to recognise distinguished contributions in any area of Australian research in microbiology by scientists in a formative stage of their career, rather than to reward senior scientists for a lifetime of achievement."

Closing Date for applications: April 30 of any year

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ASM Lyn Gilbert Award 

"The purpose of this award is to recognise major contributions in any area of diagnostic laboratory microbiology in Australia or internationally by ASM members/fellows."

Closing Date for applications: 31 March of any year.

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ASM David White Excellence in Teaching Award

"Applications are invited for the David White Excellence in Teaching Award to recognise excellence in the teaching of, and/or innovation in the teaching of microbiology in Australia."

Closing Date for applications: 31 March in any year

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ASM Distinguished Service Award

"The Distinguished Service Award recognises outstanding service of, or contributions by, individuals to the Society." 

Closing Date for nominations: 30 November of any year

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ASM Honorary Life Membership Award

"Honorary Life status is the highest membership recognition given by the Society and carries with it all the rights and privileges of a Member or Fellow together with exemption from payment of the annual membership subscription."

Closing date for nominations: 30 June of any year

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ASM Teachers' Travel Award

"The aim of this award is to encourage ASM members involved in teaching microbiology at the tertiary level to attend the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Society for Microbiology."

Closing date for applications: 31 March of any year

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Burnet-Hayes Postgraduate Award - Award Under Review

"Applications are invited from the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM Aus) members for the Burnet-Hayes Postgraduate Award. This award enables the reciprocal exchange of one member between the Australian Society for Microbiology and the SGM Annual Conference in the United Kingdom to visit a research laboratory in each country and to attend a National Conference of the other society."

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Millis-Colwell Postgraduate Award

"Applications are invited from the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM Aus) members for the Millis-Colwell Award. This award enables the reciprocal exchange of one member between the Australian Society for Microbiology and the American Society for Microbiology (American ASM) to visit a research laboratory in each country and to attend a National Conference of the other society."

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The bioMerieux Identifying Resistance Award

"This award, sponsored by bioMerieux, is given to an individual on the basis of career achievements in the field of the identification of bacterial resistance to antimicrobials in a clinical setting."

Closing date for applications: 31 March of any year

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NZMS Postgraduate Research Travel Award

"Applications are invited from Australian Society for Microbiology student members for the ASM – New Zealand Microbiology Society (NZMS) Postgraduate Research Travel Award. This award allows for the reciprocal exchange of one student member each year to visit the National conference of the other society and to visit the research lab of a collaborating researcher in that country."

Applications should be submitted electronically to the ASM National Office by COB 31 August in any year.

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BD ASM Student Travel Award

This award, sponsored by BD, provides the opportunity for one student member from each ASM State Branch to attend and give an oral presentation at the ASM Annual Scientific Meeting. 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."

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ASM Clinical Microbiology Travel Award

"The aim of this award is to encourage ASM members involved in involved in working in the field of clinical microbiology to attend the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Society for Microbiology. "

Closing date for applications: 31 March of any year

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ASM Jim Pittard Early Career Award

"The purpose of this award is to recognise distinguished contributions in any area of Australian research in microbiology by scientists in early stages of their career."

Closing Date for applications: April 30th

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