2016-2017 Faculty Education and Mentoring Awards

Deadline: September 15, 2016

The Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology announces two faculty awards.  One award of $1,000 in the area of excellence in education and one award of $1,000 in the area of excellence in mentoring will be given during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application Process

Applications must be sent electronically as PDF files to Dr. Lee Hughes, President elect of the ASM Texas Branch at

Application package must include:

Mentoring Award:

  1. Letter of nomination, plus at least one (but no more than 3) letters of support from previous or current mentees.
  2. CV of nominee, including statement describing mentoring activities and listing information about previous mentees (e.g. degrees earned, current location, etc…), limit 5 pages.

Teaching Award:

  1. Letter of nomination
  2. CV and letter from nominee, including description of teaching experiences and statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Examples of professional development materials (e.g. syllabi, assignments, etc…), limit 3

* All nominees should be a faculty member of a Texas Institution for Higher Learning and involved in Microbiology research or teaching.  National ASM and branch membership also required.

2016-2017 Eugene and Millicent Goldschmidt Graduate Student Award

Deadline: September 15, 2016

The Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology announces the 2016-17 Eugene and Millicent Goldschmidt Graduate Student Award for female graduate students studying microorganisms in their thesis research. There will be two awards of $9,000 given during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Scholarship applicants must be:

  1. Female, U.S. citizen or permanent resident and not a previous recipient of the award
  2. 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:
  3. Show potential for a career in microbiology
  4. Currently enrolled in an MS or PhD program and not defended their thesis at the time of award announcement in April 2017.
  5. Per ASM definitions, the term “microorganisms” includes bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi

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. Ali Azghani at One of these letters must be from the applicant’s current thesis advisor

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.

Application Process:

Applications must be sent electronically as PDF files to Dr. Ali Azghani, President of the ASM Texas Branch at




The fall meeting for the Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology is scheduled for November 10-12, 2016.  It will be hosted at The University of Texas at Dallas.


Also, the Spring 2017 meeting has been scheduled for March 23-25, 2017 at TBarM.

Below are the 2016 Spring Meeting program and abstract book!

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