2015-16 Eugene and Millicent Goldschmidt Graduate Student Award
DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 15, 2015!!
The Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology announces the 2015-16 Eugene and Millicent Goldschmidt Graduate Student Award for female graduate students studying microorganisms in their thesis research. There will be one award of $20,000 or two awards of $10,000 given during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Scholarship applicants must be:
- Female, and not a previous recipient of the award
- Member of the American Society for Microbiology and Texas Branch – American Society for Microbiology (Applicants can join both the national ASM and Texas Branch ASM via a link at: http://www.asm.org/index.php/membership/join-asm.html)
- Show potential for a career in microbiology
- Currently enrolled in an MS or PhD program and not defended their thesis at the time of award announcement in May 2015.
- Per ASM definitions, the term “microorganisms” includes bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi
Applications must be sent electronically as *pdf files to the Past-President Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology.
(Dr. Todd Primm, Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, PO Box 2116, Huntsville, TX 77341, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application package must include:
- Letter of application, electronic reprints of publications (if applicable), and CV from the candidate
- Description of current thesis research, career plans, and plans for use of the award funds to enhance your research and career
- At least two letters of support must be sent separately from the application directly to Dr. Primm via email. One of these letters must be from the applicant’s current thesis advisor
- Deadline for receipt of all materials is Monday, March 2, 2015.
Selection Committee will consist of the current and/or a former President of the Texas Branch ASM and 1-2 others appointed by the Texas Branch ASM Executive Committee. At least one of the committee members must be female.
Award Conditions: The recipient will receive her award in two installments and will be required to submit a six-month progress report and final report to the Texas Branch ASM President. Receipt of the second installment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory progress report. In addition, the recipient will be required to make a scientific presentation of her work at one of the Texas Branch ASM Meetings within a year of receiving the award.