Arabidopsis XV Minority Travel Awards

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Mar 2 17:29:32 EST 2004


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
TRAVEL SUPPLEMENTS FOR U. S. RESEARCHERS FROM=20
UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITIES OF FROM MINORITY=20
SERVING INSTITUTIONS TO ATTEND THE FIFTEENTH=20
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARABIDOPSIS RESEARCH,=20
JULY 11-14, 2004 BERLIN, GERMANY

Arabidopsis XV will be held in Berlin, Germany=20
from July 11th to 14th, 2004.  For information=20
about the conference, please consult this=20
website: http://www.arabidopsis2004.de/.

The North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee=20
(NAASC) has applied for grants from the National=20
Science Foundation and from the US Department of=20
Agriculture to aid researchers from U. S. labs to=20
attend the Fifteenth International Conference on=20
Arabidopsis Research (Arabidopsis XV).  On behalf=20
of the whole community, we thank the NSF & USDA=20
for their generous investment in training, and=20
information interchange.

We anticipate making a number of awards=20
specifically to members of under-represented=20
minority groups, as well as to researchers from=20
US Minority Serving Institutions, Historically=20
Black Colleges and Universities, and 1890=20
Institutions, regardless of their minority=20
status.  Should these grant applications be=20
successful, the NAASC plans to provide at least=20
six awards to fully support the costs of=20
registration, meals and accommodation and travel=20
to the meeting for minority scientists or=20
scientists from Minority Serving Institutions.=20
Any awards will be announced before the=20
application deadline, but will be paid as=20
reimbursements to awardees following return from=20
the meeting.

Eligibility:  Awardees must be full-time=20
scientists (graduate students, postdocs or=20
faculty) and either members of under-represented=20
minorities or in laboratories at a Minority=20
Serving Institution, Historically Black College=20
or University, or 1890 Institution in the United=20
States (citizenship/permanent residency is not=20
required, but you must be a legal resident or=20
legal visitor to the US).  Awardees need not=20
themselves be members of an under-represented=20
minority group, as long as their participation=20
would further the long-term goal of increased=20
participation of under-represented groups in the=20
Arabidopsis community.  To apply for funding you=20
need not submit an abstract to the meeting,=20
although you are encouraged to do so.

Application Process:  DEADLINE April 19, 2004

Submit the following information via E-mail to=20
Rob McClung at mcclung at dartmouth.edu.  The=20
information should be in a single file attached=20
to an E-mail message.  The file must be in MSWord=20
or PDF format.  Include the information in the=20
body of the E-mail message, in case there is a=20
problem with your attachment.

A. Name, position, institutional affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, FAX

B. If appropriate, title and abstract of proposed presentation at the meetin=
g

C. Where appropriate, citations of up to three recent publications

D. Statement of 200 words or less stating why you=20
should be selected for an award.

E. For reporting purposes, we also request that=20
you state your gender, ethnicity and race in the=20
application.

=46. If you are not a PI, have your PI send a brief=20
letter supporting your attendance at the meeting.


Recipients will be informed in time to complete=20
early registration and abstract submission=20
(http://www.arabidopsis2004.de/) for the May 15th=20
deadline.  Please note that US federal funds may=20
only be used to support air travel by a US flag=20
carrier.

Please direct any questions to Rob McClung at mcclung at dartmouth.edu.


Sincerely,
The NAASC:

Bonnie Bartel (Rice University)
Philip Benfey (Duke University)
Greg Copenhaver (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
Rob McClung (Dartmouth College)
Eric Richards (Washington University)
Brenda Winkel-Shirley (Virginia Tech)
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