Meetings: Program and Events
The Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment
The Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment provides a limited number of grants to support travel for accepted poster presenters to the AAAS Meeting. Anyone submitting a poster may also apply for the grant, however only those individuals whose posters are accepted will be considered. (Click here for information on poster sessions.)
About Joshua E. Neimark
Dr. Joshua E. Neimark was born in March 1931 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. He demonstrated extraordinary intelligence, but also was prone to serious respiratory disease. He completed public school with distinction, and received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a master's degree from the California Institute of Technology, and a doctorate from MIT. He succumbed to illness in April 1961, at the age of 30 and his doctoral dissertation was published posthumously. The award, established in his memory by his sister, Dr. Edith D. Neimark, is intended to assist young scientists in attaining a career in their chosen field, a goal that Joshua Neimark did not live to achieve.
Qualifications for Award Candidates
Award winners will be notified of the amount of their grants by 15 December 2006, and a list of the grantees will be posted on this Web site. Nonrecipients will not be notified.
The grants are not generally intended to cover all travel expenses but to serve as a supplement to other sources of support. Eligible travel expenses include air, rail, or bus fare; ground transportation; and hotel-room charges. Grants may be in the form of direct payment, in-kind provision of travel tickets or hotel rooms, or reimbursement agreements, at AAAS's discretion.
Except where otherwise stated, recipients will be responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.
How to Apply
- Register for a full-meeting passport for the AAAS Meeting and submit an abstract (submission opens: 28 August 2006) to present a poster at the meeting.
- Submit an essay of not more than 250 words indicating why you would like to participate in the AAAS Meeting, and what you hope to gain by attending. At the top of your essay, please include your name, address, phone, fax, e-mail, institution, name of your department head or adviser, phone number of your department head or adviser, your current status (graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, or faculty member), highest degree earned to date (and year earned), and expected year of next degree (if any). Appended to your essay please include an estimate of your expected travel expenses, along with a description of other sources of support that may supplement this meeting-related expense.
- Provide one letter of recommendation from your faculty adviser or department head in support of your application and the benefits you will receive by attending. This letter also must indicate to what degree other funds are available to support your travel and participation in the AAAS Meeting.
Additional letters of recommendation and supporting material are discouraged.
Please mail your essay and letter of recommendation to:
Neimark Award Committee
AAAS Education and Human Resources Programs
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: (202) 371-9849
Deadline for Applications:
Applications must be received at AAAS no later than 5:00PM ET on Friday, 1 December 2006. Applications postmarked by this date but received later will not be considered.
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