The American Elasmobranch Society, the world’s oldest and largest professional research society focusing on the science and management of sharks and their relatives, is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2018 Young Professional Recruitment Fund diversity scholarship.

This scholarship provides one year of Society membership to early career elasmobranch researchers from historically underrepresented minority groups. It also provides specialized networking, mentorship, and professional development in partnership with, an organization specializing in increasing diversity in the sciences.

Applications are due Friday November 17th. For details, including eligibility rules and a link to the application, please see here:



David Shiffman, Ph.D.

Marine Conservation Biologist and Science Writer

Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.


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