International Membership Grants

Thanks to generous donations to the AMP Strategic Initiatives Fund, each year up to five non-U.S. laboratory professionals who would not otherwise have access to AMP services and activities due to limited financial resources in the applicant's local environment may apply to receive one year of AMP membership at no charge. The recipients will be AMP Regular members with online access to AMP's journal, The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Successful applicants will receive AMP membership for one calendar year. Depending on fund availability, selected recipients may be invited to apply for a second year grant. Application for 2024 will open in November.


Laboratory scientists who reside in countries outside of the United States and who are currently involved in clinical molecular diagnostics are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will receive AMP membership, active for one calendar year. Current or past AMP members are not eligible for this grant. 

Note: If you are awarded a grant, you will be required to communicate to the International Affairs Committee on how your AMP membership assisted you and others in your region.

Please be prepared to provide the following information for the grant application:

  • Country of current residence
  • Statement of Interest
  • List of professional memberships
  • Local activities with laboratory associations
  • Available resources
  • Benefits of a one-year AMP membership grant for your professional development
  • Current CV or resume
  • Name and e-mail of two individuals who can provide a letter of support



If you are interested in applying for this grant, please email us directly at to check your eligibility and for application links. 


Past Recipients

2022 Recipients

Abdelhalim Elshawadfy, PhD, MLS, (ASCPi)cm, SMcm, MB - AHRI, ARC, Mansoura, Egypt

Dhanlaxmi Shetty, PhD, PGDHMM, PGDMLS - Tata Memorial Centre, Maharashtra, India

Diomedes Carino, RMT, PDiplH, MLS(ASCPi)cm, HTLiCM - Philippine Genome Center - Quezon City, Philippines

Omshree Shetty, PHD, MSc. - Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

Roberta Sitnik, PhD - Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil


2020 Recipients

Ghodke Kiran Ashok, MBBS, MD - Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

Krishna Kumar Maharjan, MD - Civil Services Hospital of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal


List of Past Recipients

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