Graduate students: Apply for a travel award to attend "World Congress on Evolution III" in the Galapagos Islands, June 2013

Deadline: April 1, 2013, 5 p.m. PST

Graduate students in evolution (at US institutions) are invited to apply for a travel award to attend the third "World Congress on Evolution" (, to be held June 1-5, 2013, on the Galapagos Island of San Cristobal.

Sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), the funds are available to cover conference registration, travel, food and lodging for up to two individuals.

These awards are part of NESCent's continuing outreach efforts to serve members of groups that are under-represented/under-served in evolutionary science, as defined by the National Science Foundation ( As such, application is restricted to graduate students who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Please note that applicants must be US-based graduate students who are US citizens, permanent residents, or otherwise free of any restrictions which would prevent them from traveling out of the US, to Ecuador/Galapagos over the dates of the conference.

To apply, please visit Applicants must provide a one-page statement of academic interests and career goals, a one-page biosketch and a letter of recommendation from your graduate advisor.

The application deadline is April 1, 2013. Awards will be announced by April 5, 2013. For more information, please contact Dr. Jory Weintraub at

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