Artists as Scientists Symposium

“We hope  you will join us on March 5th for our fourth annual ASaP Symposium: Designing the Next Steps, which explores holistic, artistic interventions for diverse populations through  a day of workshops, community classes, discussion, design, lecture/demonstration, and art installations. This year’s focus is on the power of design and the implementation of arts programming in the medical field.

 

ASaP Symposium 2016 is free and open to the public, but pre-registration in the workshops and discussion groups is required.  Please visit our website to register and for more details about the events. The Symposium is presented in collaboration with American Dance Legacy Initiative.

 

The Symposium will be of particular interest to students, educators, health providers, artists, creative arts therapists, neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, anthropologists, and public health professionals. We hope each participant comes away from the symposium having engaged in enriching and explorative conversations and possibly ready to implement an idea that’s been waiting to be ignited.

 

Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) was born four years ago to work with medical and arts practitioners, fostering creative, integrative health practices. Since then we have offered workshops at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Warren Alpert Medical School; taught a pre-clinical elective in the medical school; launched Dance for our Aging Population (DAPpers) a series of classes for seniors; have taught four undergraduate courses and are currently teaching a fifth.

In that time, we have also come to understand and celebrate the immense mutual understanding and respect that  already exists among artists and scientists and believe the two have much in common.”

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American Sociological Association-Conference Travel

“The Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA Annual Meetings. By participating in the Honors Program, students develop long-lasting networks with other aspiring sociologists while their sponsoring departments have a chance to “showcase” their own quality programs and their most outstanding students.

At the 2016 ASA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, Honors Program students will:

  • Attend a special Honors Program Reception and other events where they interact with other undergraduate sociology students;
  • Participate in an Honors Roundtable paper session as well as ASA events including the Welcoming Party, Department Alumni Night, and regular paper sessions and roundtables;
  • Learn all about the activities, sections, and governance of the ASA;
  • Meet and talk with sociologists representing graduate programs around the country; and
  • Attend “Conversations With … ” sessions with prominent sociologists that are reserved for Honors Program students only.”

Deadline to apply- February 16th 2016

2016 Call for Nominations

http://www.asanet.org/students/honors.cfm

American Association for Cancer Research Conference Funding

“The American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to offer Science Education Awards for Undergraduate Students for participation in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings. These two-year awards are intended to inspire young science students to enter the field of cancer research and provide a unique educational opportunity for these students in the development of their careers in science.”

http://www.aacr.org/Meetings/Pages/Travel%20Grants/aacr-thomas-j-bardos-science-education-awards-for-undergraduate-students-___36A82A.aspx#.VjouMq6rSi4

“Financial Support

The following financial support will be provided to awardees:

  • A waiver of registration fees for participation in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings (the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, April 16-20, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the AACR Annual Meeting 2017, April 1-5, 2017, in Washington, D.C.).
  • Stipend each year for expenses incurred in connection with attendance at each annual meeting. (Remaining monies can also be applied toward related school projects and events throughout the year.) The award must be forfeited if an awardee is unable to attend an annual meeting.
  • According to IRS regulations, the award is subject to federal income tax. A 1099 misc tax form will be issued to all awardees at year-end for the amount of the award.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be full-time, third-year undergraduate students majoring in science. Applications from students who are not yet committed to cancer research are welcome.
  • Candidates must be AACR members at the time of application. Student Membership is free of charge; visit the Student Membership page to apply.

Requirements

  • Awardees are required to participate in two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings.
  • Awardees must attend scientific sessions at each meeting for a minimum of four days.
  • Awardees are required to submit two annual reports each year commenting on the sessions they attended at each of the two annual meetings, as well as on the other activities they are pursuing.”