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.
Applicants wishing to attend meetings between July 1 and December 31, 2007, must submit an application by January 15, 2007. Applicants wishing to attend meetings between January 1 and June 30, 2008, must submit an application by July 3, 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