Conference Grants to support attendance at SACNAS 2020 – The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference [Unpublished]

One of the most important endeavors members of groups underrepresented in STEM can undertake is finding their community of support. The Paleontological Society recognizes the importance of inclusion and belonging and nurturing scientists throughout their career paths. We now offer conference grants to support our members’ participation in the annual conferences of SACNAS (The National Diversity in STEM Conference) and the National Association of Black Geoscientists.

With this announcement, the Paleontological Society is offering conference grants to help offset the expenses of PS members from underrepresented and/or at-risk groups to participate in the SACNAS 2020 annual conference. Note that the 2020 SACNAS will be held online.

At SACNAS we’re achieving true diversity in STEM by cultivating and celebrating a community where you can be your whole self. Bring your diverse voices, experiences, backgrounds, and talents and join us. – SACNAS

Registration rates can be found here:

Funding Amount

$290-$515 per award, depending on career stage


  • Applicants should be members of the Paleontological Society
  • Applicants should identify as members of an underrepresented group OR belong to an at-risk group (to be explained by the applicant in their application).
  • Applicants must not have sufficient funds available to them for conference participation (registration) due to the nature of their employment (i.e., student, career transition, adjunct, teaching, museum, or part-time positions)

Application materials

  • A paragraph describing how the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.
  • A C.V. or résumé

Application and Review Process

Email questions and completed applications to The Paleontological Society Diversity and Inclusion Group: [email protected]. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as they arrive until October 18th, 2020. The Paleontological Society Diversity and Inclusion Committee will review applications and award grants according to available funding.

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