The Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives (CHOMA), housed at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), announces two History of Microbiology Travel Awards of $1500 each for research at the ASM Archives in the area of the history of microbiology. All applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2012.
Specific information on the collection can be found at the website, http://www.asm.org/index.php/choma or by contacting the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Areas. The grants support research of the awardees' choosing, in areas that can be supported by materials in the CHOMA collections. The CHOMA collections 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.
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