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Call for Nominations: 2021 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

The AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is an important opportunity to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications in a global context. We are now seeking nominations for speakers who will discuss zoonotic diseases and the role of agricultural research in preventing future pandemics.

Call for Nominations

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF), and the World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) invite nominations for the

2021 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

Fall 2021

 

Beginning in 2010 and held annually, the AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is an important opportunity to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications.

The 2021 nominees should be well-respected scientists working at the forefront of pressing issues at the nexus of agriculture and society. They should have outstanding scientific contributions or significant policy accomplishments with demonstrated societal impact.

The lecture carries an honorarium of $5,000 and AAAS will cover standard travel and lodging expenses.

Nomination Instructions

Nominations should be typed and include the following information:

  • Nominator’s name and title, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number
  • Nominee’s name and title, institutional affiliation, address (physical and email), and phone number
  • A summary of the basis of the nomination that illustrates the nominee’s accomplishments with respect to agriculture and society (not to exceed 500 words)
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed 3 pages)

Candidates nominated but not selected in 2019 and 2020 may be re-nominated for the 2021 Lecture.

Submission Instructions and Deadline

All documentation should be submitted in PDF or Word format via email to Dr. Michael Fernandez, EPI Center Director, at mdfernandez@aaas.org. For more information, please send Dr. Fernandez an email.

The deadline for nominations is April 26, 2021

Lecturer eligibility: Nominees may not self-nominate; nominations must be for individuals and not institutions; and members (and immediate family members) of the Selection Committee and staff of AAAS, RMF, and WFPF are ineligible.