Upcoming Meetings & Events



The 2015 HBCU-UP/CREST PI/PD Meeting was held in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton hotel on February 18-19, 2015.

To review the agenda and download the meeting presentations, please visit the ERN Conference website.


Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

The 2015 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM will be held in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton hotel. The conference begins Thursday evening on February 19th and concludes at midnight on Saturday, February 21st.

The 2015 ERN Conference registration fee is $400.

This fee includes the conference meals that are indicated on the conference agenda.

To register for the 2015 ERN Conference, please access the ERN Conference Registration site.

The conference registration deadline is January 16, 2015. There will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

For complete conference information, visit the ERN Conference website.


AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Essay Competition

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Essay Competition. This competition was created to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and the health professions.

Submissions should be written in the form of an analytical or critical paper (maximum 750 words) that raises thought-provoking questions and reflects the student’s own ideas, interests, and research.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 30, 2014.

Additional information regarding eligibility and essay requirements can be found at: http://www.aaas.org/event/science-human-rights-coalition-2014-student-essay-competition.

Frontiers of Hierarchical Modeling in Observational Studies, Complex Surveys and Big Data Conference

Date: May 29-31, 2014
Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center/University of Maryland, University College
Hotel Accommodations: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) is pleased to announce a limited number of awards to assist young researchers who graduated no earlier than 2009 and students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in statistics, biostatistics, survey methodology or a related area in a U.S. university to attend the conference on Frontiers of Hierarchical Modeling in Observational Studies, Complex Surveys and Big Data. The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) is the nation’s oldest and largest program offering graduate training in the principles and practices of survey research. Please visit http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/ to learn more about JPSM.

Applications must be sent to Prof. Yan Li at yli@umd.edu no later than April 15, 2014.

Conference Support Amount: Maximum of $800 travel support, plus the waiver of conference registration fees

How to Apply:
Please visit http://www.jointprogram.umd.edu/ghosh/default.aspx for details about the conference and instructions on the application procedure. The conference organizers are especially interested in attracting minority/underrepresented students and junior scientists to this conference.

ICAR 2014, The 25th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

Organized by the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee
July 28-Aug. 1, 2014
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada


ICAR 2014 will be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada from Monday July 28th to Friday August 1st. The two opening keynote speakers are Jeff Dangl (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA) and Xuemei Chen (University of California- Riverside, USA) and the two closing keynote speakers are Peter McCourt (University of Toronto, Canada) and Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto, Canada). Brenda will speak on her yeast research projects.

***Unique opportunities for US under-represented minorities to participate in a major, international plant biology conference with full funding support provided by the US National Science Foundation!***

(1) Under-Represented Minority Full Funding (Researchers from the US only):
Application Deadline: April 7

(2) Early Career Researcher Registration Funding (Researchers from the US and Canada only):
Application Deadline: March 31

**New for 2014- opening day career development workshops for under-represented minorities and early-career researchers.
Career Development Workshops!

Download/Review the 2014 ICAR Conference Flyer.

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
Washington, D.C.
February 20-22, 2014

For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference website.

Conference-Related Deadlines:

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday at MIDNIGHT (PST) on October 4, 2013.
The deadline for travel award applications is Friday at MIDNIGHT (PST) on October 4, 2013.
The deadline to register for the conference is January 18, 2014.



Call for Applications: Aspiring Physicians & Research Scientists Conference at Cleveland Clinic

May 22-24, 2013

Cleveland Clinic is proud to sponsor a two-day conference focusing on science and innovation for American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and underprivileged science, math, and pre-med undergraduate students. Cleveland Clinic physician and research scientist-led presentations and student research projects comprise the conference agenda.

The 5th Annual Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference (APRSC) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, Thursday, May 23rd and Friday, May 24th, 2013 at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

The application deadline is April 5, 2013.

Applicants, who must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in college majoring in math, science, or pre-med will be notified of acceptance via email by April 19, 2013. Research students interested in participating in the poster research scholarship competition must submit an abstract of their work by April 12, 2013. Applicants accepted to present their posters will be notified by email by April 19, 2013.

For more information, click here or contact the Office of Diversity at diversity4u@ccf.org or 216-445-7323.

TMCF’s 2013 Member-Universities Professional Institute (MUPI)

March 24-27, 2013
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113


The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools. TMCF helps students with a clear intention and the motivation to succeed and acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost.

TMCF’s 2013 Member-Universities Professional Institute (MUPI) will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This three- day event will focus on improving preparation, broadening pathways, and expanding professional opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics (STEAM). For over a decade, TMCF has hosted this capacity- building conference to engage its member-schools in research-driven conversations that lead to enhanced institutional practices and positive outcomes for public HBCU students. This year, we will convene TMCF member-school presidents, provosts, deans, STEAM faculty and institutional researchers who are able to effect real change within their schools.

For more information and to register today, please access the conference website .

2013 ERN Conference in STEM

February 28th – March 2, 2013 / Washington, D.C.
Please visit the ERN Conference website for complete information.




Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM


Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

210 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
February 23-25, 2012

The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.

For complete information, visit the ERN Conference website.

The conference registration deadline is: February 1, 2012.


Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics

The Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society will be holding a workshop titled “Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics” at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

The workshop will provide students an introduction to the field of (bio)statistics and careers choices in statistics along with the opportunity to network with graduate students and professionals in the field. Students majoring in mathematics, science, and engineering and are interested in pursuing graduate studies and utilizing their skills in the medical and public health fields are the target audience for this workshop.

Funding is available to reimburse for travel expenses and lodging, up to $650 per participant (faculty and/or students). The last two years registration for this workshop reached full capacity by December. 

Please register soon at: http://www.enar.org/meetings2012/diversity.cfm
Download flyer: http://www.emerging-researchers.org/files/2011/10/2012-ENAR-Diversity-Workshop-Flyer.pdf

Questions: Contact co-chairs Reneé Moore (rhmoore@mail.med.upenn.edu, 215-898-1696) or Knashawn Morales (knashawn@mail.med.upenn.edu, 215-573-8978).