AIBS is now accepting applications and nominations for two awards that promote the participation of underrepresented minorities in the sciences:
The AIBS Diversity Scholars Program recognizes outstanding minority undergraduate and graduate students. Diversity Scholars will receive a $1,000 travel award to present research at a scientific meeting of the student's choice; free registration at the AIBS annual meeting; free 12-month membership in AIBS; and a free 12-month subscription to BioScience.
Submit applications by 15 August 2006 for meetings to be held between 1 January and 30 June 2007; for meetings between 1 July and 31 December 2007, the deadline is 15 January 2007.
The AIBS Diversity Leadership Award recognizes programs and initiatives that actively promote a diverse community of biologists. AIBS welcomes nominations from scientific societies, K-12 institutions, colleges and universities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community groups, as well as institutions such as museums, botanic gardens, and field stations.
Nominations for the Diversity Leadership Award are accepted throughout the year, with reviews conducted twice a year, at the end of January and at the end of July.
For selection criteria and more information, and to download application and nomination forms, please visit www.aibs.org/diversity. Contact: Abraham Parker, Education and Outreach Program Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-628-1500 x249.