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Annual Outreach Conference to Increase Diversity in Science Conference

The CCDD is excited to announce that applications are open for our Third Annual Conference to Increase Diversity in Science hosted by the CCDD, running from May 2-3, 2014 in Boston, MA.


This conference is for undergraduate students from under-represented groups** who have an interest in public health & mathematical modeling. 

If your application is accepted, conference registration is free.

If you are not local to Boston, we are offering travel scholarships that cover transportation (airfare or bus fare) and hotel costs. Please see further instructions below.

Decisions about admittance to this program & awarding of travel scholarships will occur on a rolling basis. While the deadline for applications is March 15th, early application is strongly encouraged.

We are giving priority to those students who have not attended the conference before; we will still consider your application if you are a past attendee. 

If you have any questions, please contact Outreach Manager, Melanie Larsen

Travel Scholarship Information
  • For those students who are not local to Boston and are members of under-represented groups, please note if you would like to be considered for a travel scholarship (there is a question within the application where you can select "Yes"). Pending the acceptance & approval of your application, our administrative team will be in touch with you about signing a travel award contract and confirming details.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, applicants must meet all of the criteria below:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S
  • Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in biomedical research, which includes: students with disabilities; students from an economically disadvantaged background (this requires additional supportive documentation); students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented, such as: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Applicants must be from a quantitative science background OR have taken several quantitative classes beyond intro level courses