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Paleontological Society Conference Travel Grants to Support Inclusion
The Paleontological Society recognizes the importance of educational and research practices that foster diversity and inclusion. We value the contribution of diverse opinions, strategies, and experiences at the sessions, short courses, and workshops that we sponsor at meetings of the Geological Society of America and the North American Paleontological Convention as they are an integral part to the advancement of our field. However, many of our colleagues who work extensively on inclusive educational and research practices might not qualify for research-based funding for conference travel from their home institutions.
In addition, colleagues from groups underrepresented in paleontology, in a career transition (between undergrad and grad, grad to post-doc, post-doc to position), or in adjunct, teaching, museum, or part-time positions are often the most vulnerable and most likely to leave paleontology and science. It is crucial that we ensure that these members are able to attend and participate in our meetings as well as network with community members who can provide the support and mentorship that is needed in these critical transitions or positions. Thus, the Paleontological Society is offering competitive conference travel grants to help offset the travel expenses of three PS members from underrepresented and/or at-risk groups who would be unable to attend the GSA annual meeting or NAPC without travel support.
$1200 per award.
Applicants should be members of the Paleontological Society
Applicants should identify as members of an underrepresented group, OR be in a career transition (between undergrad and grad school, grad school to post-doc, or post-doc to position), OR belong to an at-risk group not listed here (to be explained by the applicant in their application).
Applicants must not have sufficient funds available to them for travel to conferences due to the nature of their employment (i.e., adjunct, teaching, museum, or part-time positions)
A paragraph describing how the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.
A budget itemizing expenses for the conference travel.
A C.V. or résumé
Application and Review Process
Email questions and completed applications to The Paleontological Society Diversity and Inclusion Group: firstname.lastname@example.org . The Paleontological Society Diversity and Inclusion Group will review applications and award grants according to available funding. ... See MoreSee Less
Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and safe collaboration for ALL members of the society is our highest priority.
Take a look at our policy statement - we welcome your feedback and please know there is so much more to come!
paleosoc.org/ethics-and-inclusion/ ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Join us at the Cordilleran Geological Society of America meeting Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 from 5:30-7PM!
Catch up with the Paleontological Society, enjoy refreshments and reconnect with colleagues and friends after the poster session. Hope to see many of you then! ... See MoreSee Less
And just to be clear, this meet-up will be in the Oregon Convention Center, which is not be to confused with the "Orgeon" Convention Center. Wish I could be there!
2 months ago
GSA Topical Session 113: FUTURE LEADERS IN PALEONTOLOGY
A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR PS STUDENT MEMBERS AT GSA!
(Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21st)
The Paleontological Society is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new topical session at the 2019 GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Future Leaders in Paleontology (Topical Session T113).
The goal of the session is to showcase the outstanding work of our student members in a high-profile setting. This oral session will take place on the first afternoon of the GSA meeting, Sunday, September 22nd; the Society will limit the number of paleontological sessions
running concurrently with this special session.
The Society invites all of its student members, particularly those nearing completion of their projects, to submit an abstract for this session by designating Topical Session T113 at the time of submission. Abstracts must be entered into the GSA submission portal by 9 PM (PDT) on
Friday, June 21st, prior to the official GSA deadline, to enable the PS selection panel to make decisions in advance of assignment of remaining abstracts to alternate sessions.
At the time of submission, please also send an email to Dr. Matthew Clapham, PS Program Coordinator
(mclapham -at- ucsc -dot edu), indicating a preference, if any, for an alternate topical session.
While advisors and other study participants are permitted to be co-authors on the presentation, the work must primarily reflect intellectual contributions of the student submitting the abstract.
Abstracts not selected will be assigned to another topical or discipline session as chosen by the presenter.
In all, 15 presentations will be selected by a panel representing a diverse cross-section of our
science for inclusion in the Future Leaders in Paleontology session. All presenters will be honored that evening at the Paleontological Society banquet, and will be awarded a certificate to commemorate their participation, along with a cash prize of $100.
The Society looks forward to celebrating its students with this special event! If you have any questions about the Future Leaders in Paleontology session, please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Clapham in advance of the deadline. ... See MoreSee Less