FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship Winner Announced!

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the recipient of the FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship! Jose P. Baraybar, PhD, of Paris, France was selected based on his abstract submission, BRSSA: A Mobile Application Designed to Support Collection of Appropriate Biological Relatives in the Field. The Henry C. Lee Scholarship will award Dr. […]


2022–23 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Recipient

  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Tori L. Schaffer, BS, has been awarded the 2022–23 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Separation of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide and its Analogs by High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography. The grant consists of $1,850, a plaque, complimentary meeting registration at […]


The Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces the 2022–23 Field and Lucas Grant Recipients

Each year the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) awards monies in the form of grants to members of the forensic science communities to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research throughout the year. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. This year, the FSF […]


#GivingTuesday—November 29

“#GivingTuesday is a movement that unleashes the power of generosity around the world.” This year, the Forensic Sciences Foundation will participate in the giving event that has helped to change year-end giving for many non-profits. The Foundation is the educational, scientific, and research arm of the Academy and gives thousands of dollars each year to […]


Update FSF Policy and Procedure Manual

An updated FSF Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages for easy navigation. Updates are mainly housekeeping with the exception of: 2.2.3.4.3.1.2.—Applicants for the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award (EFSA) must now be either a Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate; non-members are no longer […]


2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarships will be shared between two recipients this year. This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school levels and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in […]


2022–23 Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Warren-Young Scholarship: May 1 Deadline

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director Purpose: This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school level and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. Applications will be judged based on how the funds will further […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation 2021-22 Student Affiliate Scholarship Winners

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce the winners of the “FSF Student Affiliate Scholarship.” The Student Affiliate Scholarship program is designed to assist students with the AAFS Annual Meeting registration. Zachary Andrews, General; Keith Biddle, MA, Anthropology; Helen Brandr-Litavec, MS, Anthropology; Stephanie Cole, MS, Anthropology; Ema Graham, MS, Criminalistics; Evin Hessel, BS, […]


Updated Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Bylaws Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director The 2020-21 FSF Board of Trustees established an ad hoc committee to review the FSF Bylaws. The FSF Board of Trustees Annual Meeting approved revisions to the FSF Bylaws on February 18, 2021. In accordance with the FSF Bylaws, Article XI., the Bylaws amendments must be approved by the FSF […]


2021-22 Student Travel Grant Recipients

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Student Travel Grant Award. The Student Travel Grant consists of a complimentary meeting registration and travel expenses (up to $1,500) to attend the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 74th Annual Scientific Conference in Seattle, WA. The FSF rolled over the unused allocation […]


The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Wants You!

The FSF Board of Trustees has three to five positions to fill in February.  Trustees serve a four-year term and contribute to the health and development of the FSF by serving on a minimum of two FSF subcommittees that promote education, grants, scholarships, and awards. Most AAFS affiliates and members are eligible. Per the FSF […]


2021-22 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Winner

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Teresa Tiedge has been awarded the 2021-22 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Understanding the Stability of eDNA from Four Biological Taxa and Their Association With Soil and Dust Evidence. The grant consists of $1,850, a plaque, complimentary meeting […]


FSF Student Travel Grant: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conferencein Seattle, WA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $24,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary conference registration. This is a wonderful opportunity, […]


FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship for International AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Attendees: September 1 Deadline

Purpose:  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) international member registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: • Only members or affiliates of the AAFS who have never attended an annual meeting and who reside outside of […]


FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships: September 1 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Student Affiliate registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2022 program through the online submission system. Click […]


23rd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award (EFSA) Competition

PURPOSE: To nurture a productive dialogue between emerging judicial and forensic standards of reliability and validity, the Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to offer the 23rd Annual Emerging Forensic Scientist Award. The award will be presented to the author of the best paper on any topic focusing on the reliability and validity of techniques, processes, […]


2021–22 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to award Ashley Shidner with the 2021–22 Warren-Young Scholarship. This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school levels and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. Applications […]


FSF Student Travel Grant: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $24,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary meeting registration. This is a wonderful […]


FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant: July 31 Deadline

Purpose: The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant is to provide graduate students with financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant […]


Young Forensic Scientist Scholarship (YFSS) Announced

Source: Tanisha V. Henson, JD, YFSS Scholarship Chair The Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences is proud to announce its third biennial InterForensics meeting, to be held from November 2–5, 2021, in the beautiful capital city of Curitiba, located in the southern State of Paraná, Brazil. Curitiba is filled with many wondrous and beautiful sights, including […]