SACNAS National Conference: Opportunities for your Students to Engage in Science

2013 SACNAS National Conference

ABSTRACT & TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION PERIODS

February 11, 2013
Dear Lina,

We know you work hard to provide your students with the mentoring and guidance they need to succeed. Attending the 2013 SACNAS National Conference in San Antonio, Texas from October 3 – 6, 2013 is another way for you to expose your students to incredible resources and the validating and inspiring environment of SACNAS where they have the unique opportunity to engage with science, culture, and community.

The SACNAS National Conference also provides an important place for you to recharge as a professional, as you connect with peers, build your own networks, and recruit new students.

To ensure your students don’t miss the opportunity to connect with SACNAS and be part of this exciting event, please encourage them to apply for a travel scholarship and/or submit an abstract!

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STUDENT RESEARCH ABSTRACTS

Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present their research to a national audience of peers and professionals while practicing their presentation skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.

For more information visit: Student & Postdoctoral Research Presentations or contact Asis Lopez, SACNAS Programs Manager.

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TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

With 300+ institutions, over 40 cutting edge scientific symposia and over 40 professional development and 40 leadership development sessions, and over 1,000 research presentations, the opportunities are endless at SACNAS. Encourage your students to apply for a travel scholarship to cover the travel and lodging expenses to attend the SACNAS National Conference.

For more information on application requirements and instructions visit: SACNAS Travel Scholarships or contact Brianda Alvarez, SACNAS Programs Manager.

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SPRING ABSTRACT & TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

SACNAS offers two application periods; All eligible students are encouraged to apply during the spring period. The spring on-line abstract submission and travel scholarship application systems will open on March 4, 2013. All undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers interested in presenting at the conference and/or being considered for travel and lodging funding need to apply by Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants will be notified about their status 5-6 weeks after the deadline. Registration instructions will be provided in travel scholarship and abstract notification e-mails. Failure to register by the deadline stated in the notification e-mail will result in a withdrawn abstract and/or travel award.

For Applicants to be eligible for Abstract & Travel Scholarship submissions, they must meet the following requirements:

1. Be an undergraduate, post baccalaureate, graduate student or postdoctoral researcher at the time of submission

2. Have a SACNAS Profile: Create or update SACNAS Profile

3. Have a Membership: Have a current SACNAS membership (valid at the time of submission)

NOTE: Travel scholarship applications and abstract submissions are independent of each other. Acceptance of an abstract does not mean acceptance of a travel scholarship, or vice versa.

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UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINES

The summer deadline is only for undergraduate summer program participants. Please visit theUndergraduate Summer Research Abstract Submission Guidelines to review the summer enrollment program process.

• Undergraduate summer research program enrollment period: April 22 – May 16

• Summer travel scholarship application period: May 20 – June 14

• Summer Abstract submission period: May 20 – July 3

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SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS

For further information please encourage students to visit the Student and Postdoctoral Research Presentations and Travel Scholarship webpages where students may access important information and instructions on both the abstract submission and travel scholarship application process.

You can also contact us if you have any questions.

We hope to see you in San Antonio, Texas!

Sincerely,

Asis Lopez
Student Research Presentations Programs Manager
Brianda Alvarez
Travel Scholarships Programs Manager

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