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Mentor Awards

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals
for Promoting Diversity in the Science and Engineering Fields

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Deadline Date:

08/15/17 Receipt

Description:

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Awards of $5,000 to USA, Canada and International scientists, journalists, and public servants to recognize outstanding contributions to increasing diversity in the fields of science and engineering. For these awards, underrepresented groups can include women of all ethnic or racial groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.

These awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies.

Categories:

1) Lifetime Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years.

2) Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years.

Both award category recipients receive a monetary prize, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.

It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data, but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.

Such commitment and extraordinary effort may be demonstrated by:
-The number and diversity of students mentored;

-Assisting students to present and publish their work, to find financial aid, and to provide career guidance;

-Providing psychological support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in the scholarly community;

-Continued interest in the individual’s professional advancement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171301

Number of Grants:

2

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.

Pre-Application Information:

Mentor Award nominations must be received no later than August 15, 2017. Any nominations or supporting materials received after August 15 will not be considered for the Mentor Awards.

If you need a paper application, contact Ysabel Woody.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications and supporting materials by email to:

Ysabel Woody
ywoody@aaas.org

-and-

Neela White
nwhite@aaas.org

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1200 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

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