Evolution 2014 MSI Faculty Travel Award


Are you a faculty member at a minority-serving institution (MSI)? Apply now for a travel award to attend Evolution 2014 from June 20-24 in Raleigh, NC.

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), with support from the Society for the Study of Evolution, is pleased to announce travel awards for faculty from Minority Serving Institutions to attend Evolution 2014, as part of our continuing outreach efforts focusing on groups that are under-represented in evolutionary science.

If you are a faculty member at an MSI, HBCU or other institution with significant enrollment of under-represented minority students, you are encouraged to apply. Funds are available to cover conference registration, travel, food and lodging.

This award is intended to provide MSI faculty with an opportunity to present original research in evolution, systematic biology, evolutionary genomics/informatics, evolution education/outreach or other disciplines typically represented at the Evolution meetings. As such, your application must include a talk/poster title and abstract. In addition, you will be asked to provide a brief (1 page) statement describing how this award will contribute to your professional/scientific development, as well as provide benefit to your students and institution.

To apply, please visit www.nescent.org/Evo2014facultyapp

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2014 (Awards will be announced by April 4th, 2014)

For more information, please contact Dr. Jory Weintraub (jory@nescent.org)