Conference Grants to support attendance at NABG 2021 Virtual Conference and SACNAS Conference 2021– The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference

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 historically underrepresented groups to participate in the NABG 2021 annual conference (September 9 - 10, 2021) and the SACNAS 2021 annual conference (October 25 - 29, 2021). Note that both meetings will be virtual this year.

NABG registration rates can be found here.
SACNAS registration rates can be found here.

Funding Amount
$100-$800 per award, depending on conference and career stage

Eligibility

  • 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. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as they arrive. Applications for NABG support should arrive by September 1st and applications for SACNAS support should arrive by September 15th, 2021. The Paleontological Society Diversity and Inclusion Committee will review applications and award grants according to available funding.

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