Graduate Student Leadership Conference


November 14 & 15, 2015

Minneapolis, MN


Nominations Opened: Jun 1, 2015 - 9:00 AM CDT
Nominations initiated by: Aug 3, 2015 - 11:59 PM CDT
Final Nomination submission by: Aug 3, 2015 - 11:59 PM CDT

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

Fifty students will be chosen to participate based on this application. Meals and materials will be provided throughout the length of the two day 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 August 30, 2015.




  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 Minneapolis by the beginning of the conference at 11am Saturday November 14?
  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 the Societies.
  10. Will you be making an oral or poster presentation at the 2014 Annual Meetings?
  11. What is the title of the paper you will presenting at 2014 Annual Meetings?
    Also include whether you are the lead author.
  12. What do you hope to learn at the Leadership Conference
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  13. Why should you be selected to attend the Leadership Conference?
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  14. How did you hear about the Leadership Conference?