2020-21 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize Update

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Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director

With the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting being converted to a digital format, the 2020-21 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize will not proceed as previously announced. However, the FSF Board of Trustees has agreed to increase the funding for the 2020-21 FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships, which award complimentary meeting registrations.

To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2021 program through the online submission system or Call For Papers Form. In the awards section (7), check the box indicating “FSF Student Affiliate Scholarship.” Applicants for the Student Affiliate Scholarship may apply only once each year (e.g., the applicant must designate only one abstract as the Student Affiliate Scholarship entry in the submission system). The abstract will then be reviewed by the FSF Student Affiliate Scholarship Committee.

The scholarship abstracts need not be selected for presentation at the meeting, though this could be deemed advantageous by the selection committee. The scholarships will be awarded through the committee’s evaluation of the quality and relevance of the abstracts to the advancement of forensic science by AAFS Student Affiliates. The deadline for submission is September 30.