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.
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
2020 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue, NW
We are seeking nominations for speakers who will discuss the transformation of global food systems to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The 2020 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 related to agriculture with demonstrated societal impact.
The lecture carries an honorarium of $5,000 and AAAS will cover standard travel and lodging expenses.
Nominations should 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 2018 and 2019 may be re-nominated for the 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please send Dr. Fernandez an email or call 202-326-7056.
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.
The deadline for nominations is April 24, 2020.
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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"…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