Discussion Group Speaker Travel

  1. To support vibrant seminar programs at local MS discussion groups
  2. To increase exposure of students at non-PhD granting institutions to research in mass spectrometry
  3. To promote exposure and professional development of young MS professionals at the onset of an independent research career.

Eligible Speakers
Any ASMS member Assistant Professor (at time of invitation).  No more than two sponsored trips per calendar year per speaker.

Eligible Hosts
Any North American MS discussion group. Any North American non-PhD. granting college or university.  No single host should propose more than two ASMS-sponsored events in a calendar year. 

Eligible Expenses
Travel, meals, lodging and expenses up to $1500.00 per event, until the annual budget for the program is exhausted.

Application Process
Host completes the ASMS Speaker Program Application Form which requires a brief proposal that includes the name of the speaker, the hosting group, the approximate date of the event, and the estimated number of attendees.  The ASMS office will confirm that eligibility requirements are met and that sufficient funds are available prior to approving the proposal.  The speaker can send receipts directly to the ASMS office for reimbursement of eligible expenses, or the host can serve as intermediary.