2017 AAAG Trainee Presentation Awards at the AAPAs


OUTSTANDING TRAINEE PRESENTATIONS IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETICS AWARDS

Four American Association of Anthropological Genetics’ (AAAG) Outstanding Trainee Presentation Awards will be given out in 2017. The Outstanding Trainee Presentations in Anthropological Genetics (OTPAG) prizes are given for the best poster and podium presentations at the HBA or AAPA annual meetings.  Each awardee (one each for best student poster, student podium presentation, post-doc poster, and post-doc podium presentation) will receive a $200 cash prize and a one-year subscription to AAAG’s official journal, Human Biology. Student or postdoc presenters who meet the following three requirements are eligible for consideration:

Eligibility

  1. You are the lead author of a presentation on the topic of anthropological genetics at the HBA or AAPA annual meetings.
  2. You are the one presenting (either podium or poster).
  3. You are a member of the AAAG.

Materials

Email Abigail Bigham (awbigham@umich.edu)  to be considered, and include your presentation title, abstract, the time and date of your presentation, and your session title in your email.

Application Deadline

Friday, April 7, 2017

 

AAAG ANNUAL STUDENT DIVERSITY AWARD

This award is designed to promote diversity in the AAAG and help students defray the costs of attending the AAAG sponsored meetings and educational workshops. One award of $300 will be given to attend the 2017 AAPA and/or HBA Annual Meetings to be held in New Orleans, LA. The recipient of this award is encouraged to attend the AAAG educational event “Managing Large Datasets: How to store (and share) your data safely and securely” to be held from 12-2 PM on Wednesday, April 19th. Award selection is overseen by the AAAG Underrepresented Groups Scholarship Committee.

 

Eligibility

  1. Undergraduate or graduate students who are members of historically and emerging underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups in anthropological genetics (African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nations, or Pacific Islander)
  2. Enrolled in a regionally accredited university in the United States or Canada, or if outside, a university with equivalent accreditation.
  3. AAAG member in good standing

 

Materials

Candidates should submit a one-page statement summarizing their research interests in anthropological genetics and how they would benefit from attending the 2017 AAPA and/or HBA Annual Meeting. The document should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or a PDF file. Application materials should be emailed to Abigail Bigham awbigham@umich.edu.

 

Application Deadline

Complete applications must be received by April 7 for full consideration.