Applications

Application Deadline:

June 30, 2016
 
Eligibility
 
Individuals eligible to apply must:
    • Be a senior-level graduate student, a postdoctoral scientist, or an early-career scientist
    • Be an ASM member
    • Have prepared a draft version of a first-author manuscript in a topic appropriate for an ASM journal
To join ASM, visit www.asm.org or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Application
 
The application deadline has passed.

Click on APPLY NOW and proceed with the following steps:
    • Initially, you will be asked for an e-mail address and password. If you have not logged in before, a new account will be created when you enter your e-mail address and password.
    • Upon providing the requested information, you will receive a message stating that your e-mail address is not in the system. This notice is NOT an error message.
      • To confirm that your e-mail address is correct and you would like a new record created for the e-mail address that you have provided, please select "Yes, my e-mail address is correct, CONTINUE" then "Apply Now."
Step 1 will ask you to complete a profile. Under "Additional Information" be sure to select the appropriate educational statues under "Ed/Professional." The awards or programs available to you will depend on your profile information and educational status.
    • Upon completing your profile, select "Continue Application."
Step 2 will generate a list of programs based on the educational status in your profile. Use the dropdown menu to select the ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Course.
    • Before continuing with the application, you may want to learn more about the program by selecting "Read About Program."
    • To proceed, select "Continue Application."
    • If the ASM SWPC does not show up in the drop down box, click "Update you profile" to review your education status or review the eligible criteria listed above.
Step 3 will allow you to complete the online application and upload supporting documents.
    • Before logging off, be sure to select "Save and Finish Later" OR "Submit my Application."
Questions about the application process should be directed to Leah Gibbons at (202) 942-9348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Selection Criteria
 
Applicants will be selected based up three criteria:
    • Prior experience. The proposed training is aimed at individuals who are seeking this experience for the first time.
    • Academic preparation. Applicants must demonstrate that they have successfully achieved senior level graduate education (passed qualifying exams) and are academically prepared to benefit from this introductory training.
    • Research experience. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a research project that has been approved by their research mentor, have conducted 50-100% of the experiments needed to write a publication, and are at an optimal phase to write a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal (generally 2-9 months before anticipated manuscript submission).
Participants will be chosen with the goal of bringing together a broad range of experiences and career goals to the course. For example, every effort will be made to select participants representing scientific, geographic, and racial and ethnic diversity.
 
Final Notification
 
TBD