Submissions for 2015 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM

and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2015 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:

***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
***Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
***Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars*;
***Research in Disabilities Education (RDE);
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs); and
***Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).

*The National Society of Black Physicists is also working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.

The 2015 ERN Conference in STEM is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).  The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 19-21, 2015.

All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015, or Saturday, February 21, 2015.

The ERN conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and to find out about summer, graduate school, and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate oral presentations;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

Please review the Abstract Submission Guidelines PRIOR TO submitting your abstract. The guidelines are available online at:

To submit your abstract, please access the following link:

 ERN Travel Awards

A limited number of student conference travel awards will be provided. Travel awards will cover transportation, hotel, and the conference registration fee. The conference registration fee is $400 per person. This fee covers the cost of meals provided during the conference.

Complete ERN travel award information is available on the conference website at

Key Dates Related to Abstract Submissions and Travel Awards
*** The deadline for abstract submissions is October 3, 2014.
*** Abstract acceptance and rejection notifications will be sent by November 11, 2014.
*** The deadline to submit travel award applications is October 3, 2014.
*** Travel awards will be announced by November 11, 2014.

For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference at website at

For questions regarding the abstract submission process, please contact Donna Behar at

ERN Conference Staff