Diversity World Conference Scholars

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The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is aiming to bring increased diversity to our annual conferences by providing funds for individuals who come from diverse backgrounds and who would not be able to attend an ACBS conference without this added financial support. Both trainees and professionals are eligible. Please note that this is a separate scholarship from the Developing Nations Fund.

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To be eligible for these DEI World Conference Scholarships, applicants must complete an application detailing their motivations to attend the conference, as well as a plan for how to use the knowledge and resources gained at the conference in the pursuit of their careers.

Priority will be given to applicants who come from a diverse background, who have not attended an ACBS World Conference before, who demonstrate financial need in order to be able to attend, and who live in countries near the region where the conference is taking place.

Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a written report of how they have utilized what they have learned or connections they have made during the ACBS conference within 6 months following the conference. (Please click on an Award Recipient's name to read their activity report.)

Submission Deadline: The deadline for submissions is February 1st by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). No submissions will be allowed after the deadline. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. Notifications of scholarship recipients will be made via email.

Award Recipients:

2019 ACBS World Conference 17 - Dublin, Ireland

          Lais Nicolodi, Brazil
          Taslim Tharani, United Kingdom
          Jan Topczewski, Poland

2018 ACBS World Conference 16 - Montréal, Canada

Gillian Grannum, Ephrata, PA
Margaret McLauchlan, Blenheim, ON, Canada - Unable to Attend
Emily Munoz, Corpus Christi, TX
Paola Ricardo, Parlin, NJ

2017 ACBS World Conference 15 - Seville, Spain

Gordon Nyabadeuardo, Kenya
Sara Chè Runga, New Zealand
Lea Stephany, France
Claire Turner, New Zealand

2016 ACBS World Conference 14 - Seattle, USA

Kip Williams, Oakland, CA
Molly Sullivan, Eugene, OR
Flor Mari Crisostomo, Bellevue, WA
Jamila Zuqayed, Riverside, CA

2015 ACBS World Conference 13 - Berlin, Germany

Eduardo Miguel Blasco, Spain
Farhadi Langroudi Khashayar, USA (originally of Iran)
Aurembiaix Llobera, Spain
Scharifi Parichehr, Germany