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Seeking Nominations: AAAS Riley 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.

A nominee should be someone who is or has been working at the forefront of a pressing issue at the nexus of agriculture and society. He or she should have made outstanding scientific contributions and/or significant policy accomplishments related to research and innovation in agriculture with demonstrated societal impact. The lecture carries an honorarium of $5,000 and AAAS will cover standard travel and housing 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 illuminates the nominee’s accomplishments with respect to agriculture and society (not to exceed 500 words)
  • A curriculum vitae (3 page maximum)

Submission Instructions and Deadline

All documentation should be submitted in PDF or Word format via email to Anne Moraske, Associate Director of Development, at For more information, please send Ms. Moraske an email or call 202-326-6759.

The deadline for nominations is December 19, 2016.