NAASC Participation Awards for ICAR 2021 Are Open

NAASC will award a number of awards to participate in ICAR 2021 (June 21-25, 2021) via a competitive application process. ICAR 2021 is scheduled to be fully online and NAASC participation awards will partially or fully subsidize registration costs. NAASC is committed to increasing diversity of ICAR attendees and enabling broader participation and we focus on increasing participation in two categories: (1) Early-career participation (ECP) and (2) Inclusivity Scholars Program (ISP) for U.S. members of under-represented groups in STEM.

We also recognize that scientists that do not fit in those two categories may have financial limitations that present barriers to attending. Therefore, we introduce the NEW Financial Need Program (FNP) for 2021, for those ineligible in categories 1 or 2 to apply for partial fee waivers based on demonstrated financial need. Successful applicants will have all but $50 USD of their registration fee covered. Awardees will be responsible to cover the $50 remaining fee.

Full Details and to Apply go to http://icar2020.arabidopsisresearch.org/funding.html

Registration Waiver Award Applications Due 28 February 2021

  1. 16 November 2020: Award competition announced/posted
  2. 28 February 2021: Deadline for receipt of application and all supporting information AND letter of support received (letter not required for faculty and Financial Need applicants)
  3. 22 March 2021: Awards announced
  4. 31 March 2021: Abstract submission deadline for oral consideration
  5. 24 May 2021: Abstract submission deadline for poster presentation ​
  6. 25 May 2021: Unpaid registrants will have abstracts removed

ICAR 2021 Participation Award Categories

Category 1 Early Career Participation (ECP) awards for partial or full registration fee waivers: The ECP award program is open to full-time undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, pre-tenure faculty, and professionals beginning their careers in plant science. U.S. residency or citizenship is not a requirement to apply. NAASC will allocate up to $40,000 for ECP for ICAR 2021. All awardees must present their research via a talk or poster. ECP Awards will fully or partially cover registration fees. Partial awards will require awardees to cover $50 of the remaining registration fee.

Category 2 Inclusivity Scholars Program (ISP) awards for full registration fee waivers for members of under-represented groups in US Science: The ISP award program is open to US citizen or US permanent residents that are under-represented in US science (or faculty that teach/train/mentor URMs at accredited URM-serving institutions). NAASC will allocate up to $30,000 for ISP for ICAR 2021. New for 2021: NAASC DACA Program (NDP). NAASC will allocate (non-federal) funds up to $5,000 for NDP (see URL below for details). ISP awardees are encouraged to present their work via a talk or poster. Find full eligibility information for Category 2 (ISP Awards, including DACA-status) at http://icar2020.arabidopsisresearch.org/funding.html

NEW! Category 3 Financial Need Program (FNP) awards for partial or full registration fee waivers: The FNP award program is open to plant scientists that are ineligible for categories 1 or 2. U.S. residency or citizenship is not a requirement to apply. NAASC will allocate up to $30,000 for FNP for ICAR 2021 (depending on fundraising ability.) All awardees must present their research via a talk or poster.
FNP awards will fully or partially cover registration fees. Partial awards will require awardees to cover $50 of the remaining registration fee. See FNP details at http://icar2020.arabidopsisresearch.org/funding.html

ICAR 2021 Awards Follow a Two-Step Submission Process: (1) input applicant information on the form (find it and all details at http://icar2020.arabidopsisresearch.org/funding.html) and (2) have a letter of recommendation sent on your behalf (not required for faculty or FNP applicants)

*PLEASE NOTE: Submission of an abstract as part of these award programs is a separate process from submitting an abstract for presentation at ICAR 2021. Abstracts submitted in support of a participation award application must be received by Sunday 28 February 2021 (11:59 p.m. EDT). To have your work considered for presentation during an ICAR 2021 community session, you must submit your abstract through the regular meeting abstract system: 31 March is the deadline for oral consideration while 24 May is the deadline for poster presentation)

 

 

 

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