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DEADLINE HAS PASSED for Scholarship Applications

Some scholarship funds are available to cover travel and registration costs for the PPSR Conference on August 4-5, 2012. Students, educators, practitioners, and participants in participatory science in need of support to attend are eligible. However, we do not encourage the submission of applications by candidates who can find funding through other sources.

Abstract deadline: NOW CLOSED (15 May)
Notifications of acceptance: early June 2012

Please review the following details before submitting an application:
Qualifications and criteria for selection
Application details
Application submission form



• Scholarships will be awarded based on travel distance, up to the following amounts:
    • Local ($300)
    • West States ($600)
    • Central ($750)
    • East Coast ($900)
    • Outside of the continental US (if funds permit)

• Scholarships will be paid by check after the conference.

• To make attendance as affordable as possible, be sure to check ESA’s roommate and ride share forum.

• Students who will also attend the larger ESA meeting may also consider applying for ESA student scholarships.


Qualifications and criteria for selection

• Scholarship applicants must be able to attend the entire Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research, August 4-5, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.

• Priority will be given to applicants who are involved in participatory science, can show financial need, and will present posters at the conference (See the Call for Poster Abstracts).

• Only one scholarship per organization will be awarded.

• Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Application details

• The application will ask for contact information, whether or not you are a student, and the appropriate funding category (based on distance of travel).

• The application will also ask whether you have submitted a poster abstract, and if so, the title and any co-authors (See the Call for Poster Abstracts).

• For the primary question (in bold, below) it is recommended that you draft text using a word processor beforehand, and then paste the text into the box provided in the on-line form.

You will be asked to explain, in 350 words or less:
    • How you would benefit from attending the Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research
    • How your experience, interest or involvement with PPSR would contribute to the conference
    • How you would share what you learn at the conference with colleagues or fellow students

The goals of the conference are to 1) formalize public participation in scientific research (PPSR) as a field of study and practice, 2) stimulate communication, collaboration, and innovation, and 3) develop an organizational structure to the field of PPSR (e.g., a professional association, regional networks, journal, annual meetings)

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