Graduate Student Leadership Conference




Nominations Opened: May 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM CDT
Nominations initiated by: Jul 4, 2016 - 11:59 PM CDT
Final Nomination submission by: Jul 4, 2016 - 11:59 PM CDT

This award allows for self nominations only. The graduate student leadership conference will be an intermittant five days of skills sessions including public speaking, professionalism, leadership styles, science communication, and ethics. The conference will also provide networking opportunities with other grad students, Society leadership, and industry representatives.

Seventy-five students will be chosen to participate based on this application. Some meals and materials will be provided throughout the length of the conference, but applicants must have their own funding for all nights in a hotel. Applicants are encouraged to reserve that hotel room now in expectation of being chosen (there is no fee to cancel a room, if cancelled before November). Students who attended the conference last year are not eligible.

All applicants will be notified of selection status by July 20, 2016.

More information about the Leadership Conference.




  1. Are you currently working toward a MS or PhD?
  2. Advisor name.
  3. Advisor email address.
  4. What is your expected graduation date?
  5. What is your field of study?
  6. Do you have funding to cover your Saturday night hotel?
  7. Do you have the ability to be in Phoenix by the beginning of the conference at 1pm Saturday November 5?
  8. List any ASA, CSSA, and SSSA committees, communities/divisions, or other activities in which you have served on or are currently serving on (if any).
  9. List any leadership positions held as an undergrad or graduate student outside of the Societies.
  10. Will you be making an oral or poster presentation at the 2014 Annual Meetings?
  11. Why should you be selected to attend the Leadership Conference?
    For example, what do you hope to learn at the sessions? (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  12. How did you hear about the Leadership Conference?