ASM-IUSSTF INDO-US Professorship In Microbiology


American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in partnership with the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) announces the ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology. This program is open to ASM members and non-members alike. This program seeks to broaden scientific collaboration between India and the United States though travel grants that support research and teaching partnerships.

Visiting Teaching Professorships
Provides microbiologists in India and the United States with an opportunity to visit institutions in the other country to teach an interactive short course on a topic in any of the microbiological disciplines.

  • Researchers and faculty members scientifically recognized in the area of microbiology.
  • Actively engaged in teaching at post-secondary level.

Duration: 1-2 weeks.
This is not for Teaching Professors only.
Visiting Research Professorships
Provides support to microbiologists in India and the United States to conduct a novel research project in partnership with colleague at a research facility in the other country.

  • Researchers actively involved in microbiological sciences.
  • Preference given to early career scientists who have obtained a PhD, or other equivalent academic degree, within the past 10 years.

Duration: Minimum 6 weeks.

It is strongly recommended that the course include a hands-on component, such as a wet lab or other practical activity.



Grant up to USD 5000 is provided to cover travel costs, visa and contingencies. Funds must be matched by the host institution. Matching funds provided by the host institution may be in-kind contributions such as housing and board for the visiting professor, supplies, facilities, administrative support, etc.
Submission Deadline: 15 December 2017
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For program details .

For further information contact:

Ms. Kirsten Bartlett
ASM International Affairs
American Society for Microbiology

Dr. Chaitali Bhattacharya
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
12 Hailey Road, Fulbright House
New Delhi- 110 001

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