Every year, the AAAS holds a Student Poster Competition, which is for those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, and a General Poster Session, which is for postdocs, professionals, and other general attendees.
Eligibility: The competition is open only to full-time students for work recently performed while enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree program. Cash awards and certificates are presented only to student presenters. Completed doctorates, post-doctoral scholars, and professionals are not eligible to compete; however, as co-authors, they can be listed by the presenting student on the poster itself. Students are not eligible if they won a competition that included, as an award, presenting at the AAAS Annual Meeting. However, they are invited to submit their posters for the General Poster Session. Each applicant can submit only one poster.
Competition: There is a competition to recognize outstanding posters. Posters are judged at the meeting. Accepted posters will be listed in the AAAS Annual Meeting Program Book. Winners in each category receive a cash award and certificate and a one-year AAAS membership that includes a subscription to the journal Science. In addition, winners’ names are published in Science.
Submission: The website for Student Poster Submissions for the 2018 meetings is not currently open.
Student Travel Assistance
Helen Froelich Holt Scholarship for Early-Career Women in Science: The Helen Froelich Holt Scholarship for Early-Career Women in Science provides one grant each year to a female graduate student or recent graduate who has been accepted to present a poster at the AAAS Annual Meeting. The winner will receive up to $1,500 for travel (not to exceed actual expenses). In addition, the scholarships will underwrite meeting registration and a one-year AAAS membership. Application information will be sent to eligible individuals when posters are accepted for presentation.
Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment:The Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment provides a limited number of grants to support travel for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who present their poster at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Application information will be sent to eligible individuals when posters are accepted for presentation.