[Arabidopsis] Free Conference Funding- U.S. Minorities- Arabidopsis meeting

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)
Tue Feb 22 13:22:10 EST 2011

NAASC is offering full Arabidopsis conference funding to several (8-15) U.S.
under-represented minority plant scientists and faculty who teach at
Minority-Serving Institutions/Historically Black Colleges and
Universities/1890 Institutions. Funds are administered through grants
received from the U.S. National Science Foundation and thus we comply with
their eligibility requirements.

Application deadline: March 7, 2011

Conference: 22nd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR):
June 22-25, 2011; University of Wisconsin- Madison
All applicants must be U.S. full-time plant biologists (graduate students,
postdocs or faculty), or undergraduate students in the biological sciences
with at least junior-level standing at the time of application. 

Category (1) Under-represented minorities: students, postdocs, faculty- U.S.
citizens/permanent residents and MUST be an under-represented minority (as
defined below) 

Category (2) Faculty member at federally-designated U.S. institutions.
Faculty are not required to be U.S. citizens/permanent residents, and are
not required to be under-represented minorities. 

-Individuals may receive this award no more than twice in their career.
-Ethnic groups defined as significantly under-represented in advanced levels
of science include Native Americans (American Indians and Alaskan Natives),
African-Americans, Hispanics (of Central or South American descent), and
Native Pacific Islanders.
-Note that to qualify as a student or postdoc, you must be a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident. 
-Note: members of NSF 2010-funded labs are not eligible for funding.

Please see the conference site for complete details.
Application deadline: March 7, 2011.
You should expect a confirmation of application received within 1 day of

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