Call for Nominations
AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture Tenth Anniversary
Summer 2019, AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC
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.
In recognition of the 10th anniversary lecture, we are seeking nominations for speakers who will address the role of agricultural innovation in addressing critical global challenges in the next decade. 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.
Nominations must 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)
***Candidates nominated but not selected in 2017 and 2018 may be re-nominated for the 2019 Lecture.
The lecture carries an honorarium of $5,000 and AAAS will cover standard travel and housing expenses.
Submission Instructions and Deadline
All documentation should be submitted in PDF or Word format via email to Michael Fernandez, EPI Center Director, at . For more information, please send Dr. Fernandez an email or call 202-326-7056.
The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2019.
"…to promote a broader and more complete understanding of agriculture as the most basic human endeavor and... to enhance agriculture through increased scientific knowledge."
- Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
(Charles Valentine Riley Examining an Insect. Undated | Charles Valentine Riley Collection. Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.)
The Lecture is sponsored by the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation; the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, Economic Research Service, Forest Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture; and Mars Incorporated.
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