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Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives Travel Grant(2012-04-09)

The Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA) Collections, located at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), include 9,000 volumes on microbiology and related topics; photographs of scientists and microbes; topical files on various aspects of microbiology; biographical materials; instructional materials, including slides and motion pictures; records of the Society from its founding in 1899 to the present, including journals and proceedings of meetings; and several collections of personal papers. For additional information on the collection, go to

CHOMA announces two Travel Awards of $1500 each for research at the ASM Archives in the area of the history of microbiology. Awardees will provide a report on their research and may be invited to present their research at the ASM Annual Meeting and/or prepare an article for Microbe, an ASM magazine. All research supported by the award must take place before May 31, 2013, and any article prepared for Microbe as a result of the research must be completed by December 1, 2013.

Applicants should provide a CV (any length), a detailed description of the proposed project (three pages maximum), and a tentative list of archive materials to be used. Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent by e-mail. All applications and letters of recommendation are due by
May 15, 2012 to:

Awards will be announced by mid-June 2012.

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