IDEA BIPOC Conference Funding

The IDEA committee and Biology Department received the 2019 Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education from The Graduate School, which provided us with $5000 in award money. The IDEA committee has pledged to use this money for anti-racist initiatives and we have decided to commit to providing conference funding for BIPOC trainees (undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs). Award criteria are as follows:

  • Any Biology-affiliated undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc who identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color is eligible for this award
  • Funding will cover virtual conference registration up to US $300*
  • There is a limit of one award per semester per trainee
  • Funding can be used for any conference that falls within the areas of research or professional development of that particular trainee
  • A short application must be completed for record keeping purposes (found here). These applications will be made publicly available here

If you wish to apply for this award, please email with your completed application. Please feel free to reach out to the same address with any questions. 

*This may be amended to cover other costs once conferences safely move offline