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Archive for August, 2019

27 Aug 2019

NSC Alliance Members Invited to Submit Nominations for NAGRPA Review Committee

The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for two members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA) Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint two members from nominations submitted by national museum organizations or national scientific organizations. The committee was established by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, and is regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Nominations for the NAGPRA Review Committee are due September 9, 2019.

Information about how to submit nominations is available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/11/2019-12173/native-american-graves-protection-and-repatriation-review-committee-notice-of-nomination

20 Aug 2019

BCoN Early Career Travel Awards: Communications Training Professional Development

The Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) is offering a limited number of travel awards to help early career biodiversity scientists (broadly defined), collection managers, educators, and other biodiversity-collection professionals participate in the October 7-8, 2019 AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists. This professional development training course is being held in Washington, DC.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or employed less than 3 years.
  • An individual who works in a clearly articulable way to conduct or enable biodiversity-related research or education.
  • Individuals need not be affiliated with a biodiversity collection.
  • Individuals must be able to travel to Washington, DC, to participate in the October 7-8, 2019 training program.
  • Must pay the course registration fee.

For details about the award and application process go to: https://bcon.aibs.org/2019/08/19/bcon-travel-awards-for-communications-training/