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Current Programs

SACNAS Postdoc Leadership Institute (PLI):

PLI is a two-part workshop (PLI workshops are on Wednesday, October 26th and Saturday, October 30th – with roadmap to the 2022 conference in between (October 27 – October 29th)) for postdocs looking to develop their leadership skills and ability to bring their whole selves – including their culture – to work as an asset. Participants will be engaged in a customized curriculum, mentoring opportunities, and practical skills training focused on team leadership, discernment, identity, and community building. Participants will end the conference having gained essential skills they can take back to their workplace and cultivated a strong network of fellow diverse STEM leaders for year-round support. Accepted applicants are eligible for registration to NDiSTEM, airfare, and lodging! 

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Open to postdocs 
    • Consideration may also be given to advanced graduate students who will be defending their dissertations within 6 months of the workshop
  • Must be able to attend in-person in San Juan, Puerto Rico from October 26-30th, 2022

The deadline to submit your PLI application is August 19th at 11:59 PM PT. 

For any questions, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Aguilera, SACNAS Professional and Leadership Programs Manager, at elizabeth@sacnas.org.

 

Travel Scholarship

SACNAS-provided travel scholarships are one option for undergraduate and graduate students to consider when seeking funding support to attend the 2022 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference in Puerto Rico. Accepted awardees will have access to registration, travel and/or lodging support from SACNAS, as well as specialized programming to welcome and orient them to the conference in October. Click the link for Travel Scholarship FAQ or watch this Travel Scholarship 2022 Application Walk Through for more information. 

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for a registration scholarship in the spring:

  • Be a current SACNAS student-level member before applying. Sign-up or sign-in here.
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of the conference (October 27-29, 2022)
  • Be one of the the following during Fall 2022
    • Undergraduate student interested in pursuing a higher education in a STEM field and enrolled in a two-year or four-year college/university
    • Graduate student enrolled in a STEM program

The deadline to submit an application was Friday April 15, 2022 at 5 PM PT. 

For any questions, please contact Emily Pavlik, SACNAS Student Programs Coordinator, at travelscholarships@sacnas.org. 

 

Research Presentation

Through student research presentations, the SACNAS conference equips young researchers with the skills and mentoring you need to be successful on your STEM journey. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to refine presentation skills, receive one-on-one mentoring and feedback on research, and connect with a supportive community of peers, mentors, and role models throughout the 2022 NDiSTEM Conference in Puerto Rico. Click the link for Research Presentation FAQ or watch this Research Presentation 2022 Application Walk Through for more information.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for a registration scholarship in the spring:

  • Be a current SACNAS student-level member or postdoc-level member before applying. Sign-up or sign-in here.
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of the conference (October 27-29, 2022)
  • Be one of the following at the time of submission:
    • SPRING Only: community college, undergraduate, post baccalaureate, graduate student, or post-doctoral researcher.
    • SUMMER Only: undergraduate students in summer research programs

The deadline to submit an application was Friday April 15, 2022 at 5 PM PT. 

For any questions, please contact Emily Pavlik, SACNAS Student Programs Coordinator, at presentations@sacnas.org. 

 

Session Proposals:

SACNAS is dedicated to equipping attendees with resources and skills to obtain advanced degrees, progress in their careers and attain positions of leadership in STEM. At the 2022 NDiSTEM Conference, our community can learn and grow together from two types of sessions: STEM Symposia and Professional Development. Presenters share their research and professional development interests with the conference community and serve as role models and mentors working at the intersection of STEM, equity, and inclusion. Propose a session to share your expertise with a diverse, multidisciplinary audience in an intimate and meaningful way. Our 2022 Featured Tracks will be announced soon, which include topics that will be incorporated into various activities and events throughout the conference. 

This program closed on Friday April 8, 2022 at 5pm PT.

For any questions, please contact the SACNAS Conference and Events team at sessions@sacnas.org. 


Program Reviewing
 

Reviewers Portal 

Each year hundreds of members support our student community by participating in various reviewing and mentoring opportunities. Giving back time and feedback to our community empowers the future generation of STEM and helps uplift the SACNAS mission of fostering success for our members.

The following reviewing opportunities are currently available for sign-up:

Reviewers register an account by selecting the "My Account" tab. Reviewers must register with the email matching the admin records (this is the email address you provided when signing up to review applications). Once logged in, under the "My Account" tab you will see "My Reviewing Assignments" where all your assigments will be organized by program.

For any questions, please email the respective program's point of contact listed above.