Application Deadline:

June 30, 2016
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 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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