AIBS Diversity Scholars and Diversity Leadership Awards: Applications and nominations due 15 August 2006!

Extended Deadline

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 Contact: Abraham Parker, Education and Outreach Program Associate,, 202-628-1500 x249.

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