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38 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2007 in D.C.

BETHESDA, Md (March 16, 2007) -- One of the nations oldest and most respected non-profit science organizations will provide $47,000 in travel fellowships to underrepresented minority students and scientists to attend the Experimental Biology conference in Washington, D.C., April 28 May 2. The American Physiological Society (APS), which administers the program, has announced that 38 fellows will receive the travel awards.

APS administers the program with financial support from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Both NIDDK and NIGMS are part of the National Institutes of Health. The APS Minority Travel Fellowship Program is designed to encourage more students from minority groups that are underrepresented in science to become scientists and remain in the field. African-American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students and faculty are eligible for the fellowships. The APS has awarded travel fellowships to approximately 500 minority students and faculty since 1987, when the program began.

In addition to paying travel and registration costs, each fellow is paired with an established researcher, an APS member who is usually in the same research area as the student. More than 60 APS members volunteer each year to be mentors. A number of former minority travel fellows -- now established researchers with their own graduate students -- serve as mentors themselves.

The program provides many career networking opportunities. The mentor introduces the fellow to other established scientists at the conference, and the fellows meet other minority students at an orientation and reception for current and past travel fellows. APS also invites fellows to career workshops, sessions on special skills development, and other special sessions during the conference.

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Contact: Christine Guilfoy
cguilfoy@the-aps.org
301-634-7253
American Physiological Society
16-Mar-2007


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