lunes, 17 de mayo de 2010

Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY)

American Museum of Natural History
New York City
3-5 November 2010

In November 2010, the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation will host SCCS-NY, the Student Conference on Conservation Science in New York City. Designed for graduate students, recent post-doctoral fellows, and early-career professionals, the conference specifically targets those pursuing or considering a profession in conservation science.
SCCS-NY is a unique opportunity for those beginning their careers to present their work before established leaders in science, policy, and management. In addition to formal presentations, there will be numerous opportunities to interact with senior-level conservation professionals at workshops, informal gatherings, and networking events.
SCCS-NY is a sister conference to the highly successful SCCS-Cambridge, begun in 2000 by the University of Cambridge, and the newly developed SCCS-Bangalore.

Conference Highlights
* Student talks and posters
* Plenary presentations by established conservation practitioners
* Personalized feedback from mentoring taskforce
* Multi-disciplinary workshops led by experts in their field
* Working lunches hosted by leading conservation organizations
* Career fair with NGOs, governmental agencies, and universities
* Professional networking opportunities across multiple disciplines
* Special evening programming
* Prizes for best work

Who Should Apply
Graduate students, recent post-doctoral fellows, and early-career professionals in any conservation-related field within the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have completed, or be conducting a research project and will be selected based on the quality of their work as well as its relevance to conservation.
(Undergraduates may wish to apply, but should note that their research project should be of thesis-level quality and will be judged alongside the work of researchers who are further along in their studies.)
Application Deadline EXTENDED to 24 May 2010
Click to access Application Form.

A limited number of internships will be made available by SCCS-NY partner organizations, enabling some conference attendees to extend their stay in the New York area. Internship opportunities at various conservation organizations or academic institutions will be timed to take place just prior to or following the conference dates. Details will be posted on this site shortly.

Travel Awards
A limited number of travel awards may be offered. Please indicate your interest in applying for funds on the application form (follow the link below).

The $100 USD fee includes admission to three full days of presentations and workshops, an informal “welcome” dinner, poster session and reception, daily lunches, morning and afternoon break-time refreshments, access to all American Museum of Natural History exhibitions, and discounts in the Museum Shops. (Note that you will not need to register until after presenter applications have been processed.)

To Receive Updates
Click here and the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation will add you to the SCCS-NY Update List.