Dr. Elizabeth Boylan , Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, commented: "I am very pleased that we were able to make this grant as part of our higher-education portfolio focusing on professional advancement for underrepresented populations. We value the opportunity to assist early-career scientists in the acquisition of key professional skills, and look forward to learning about outcomes vis-a-vis standard career parameters as well as engagement with diversity matters on their home campuses and in their professional societies."
This is the second grant for Keystone Symposia from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Some of Keystone Symposia's earliest diversity initiatives were launched with the help of a Sloan grant received in April 2008. Subsequent efforts have been funded with the help of the MARC grant as well as corporate support from Amgen, Biogen Idec and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research.
About Keystone Symposia
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, has been conducting internationally renowned, open scientific conferences since 1972 and has been headquartered in Summit County, Colorado since 1990, when the organization left the University of California at Los Angeles. Annually, Keystone Symposia holds more than 50 conferences involving more than 12,000 scientists from around the world and on topics ranging from cancer and cardiovascular disease to neuroscience and plant biology. Registration fees are supplemented by support from corporate, foundation and individual donors as well as government grants.
More information on Keystone Symposia can be found at www.keystonesymposia.org, and further details on its diversity initiatives and Fellows Program can be found at
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