InterFORENSICS Conference Scholarship Opportunity

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Source: Tanisha Henson, MFS, AAFS Fellow, General Section

Welcome home from an amazing week in New Orleans! During the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 15, an amazing scholarship opportunity was presented to participate in the InterFORENSICS conference. This will be held by the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences in the capital city of Brasilia from May 22-25. The Young Forensic Scientist Scholarship is ONLY available to individuals who are less than 35 years of age, and are a Student Affiliate, Trainee Affiliate, Associate Member, or Member with the AAFS.

If you meet these criteria, or know someone who does, please consider applying for this unique scholarship opportunity. The details of the scholarship and how to apply are listed below. All abstracts must be received by March 25 for consideration. If you have any questions or concerns about the scholarship, do not hesitate to contact me ( or one of the amazing organizers, Joao Carlos Ambrosio ( directly.

The Scholarship Consists of:

  1. Air tickets (coach) for the selected authors;
  2. Hotel stay during the event;
  3. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the associated venue;
  4. Free registration for the event;
  5. Airport pick up; and
  6. A student guide to the magnificent city of Brasilia.

Rules of Application:

To apply candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be under 35 years of age on May 22; and
  2. Be an AAFS member (Student Affiliate, Trainee Affiliate, Associate Member, or Member).

The Application Process:

  1. All candidates must apply through the website of the event:
  2. Applications must be submitted by March 25;
  3. Papers from any field of the forensic sciences are eligible;
  4. Submissions must be written in either English or Portuguese; and
  5. Submissions must be no more than 500 words.

The Selection Process:

  1. All submissions will be reviewed by the AAFS Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF), who will pre-select 10 (ten) manuscripts for final consideration; and
  2. The selected manuscripts will be evaluated by the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences, who will make the final selection of two scholarship recipients.


The selected Young Forensic Scientists must prepare a 20-minute presentation on their paper to be delivered during the scientific program of InterFORENSICS.