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DEI Award

As part of ISAZ’s initiative to enhance the attendance and participation of culturally diverse and underrepresented groups in its conferences, we offer Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) awards to support membership and conference attendance.

Nominations for the ISAZ DEI Award are now closed.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must meet the below criteria to be eligible for consideration for the award.

  1. Be a member of an underrepresented group.  Examples include groups based on racial/ethnic minority identification, nationality, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, political beliefs, or disability/other special needs
  2. Students, postdoc, faculty or research scientist
  3. Currently enrolled in an educational institution/currently employed in an institution or organization
  4. Must have submitted an abstract and agreed to present and/or contributed as an author if they receive the award
  5. Must be willing to complete a report on their conference attendance

Applicant to submit:

  1. Online application/complete a biographical sketch (name, position, place of work or university affiliation)
  2. A personal statement as to why they are well-suited for the ISAZ-DEI award, with emphasis on experience, background in the field of anthrozoology, employment, future career directions (1 page max.)
  3. ISAZ 2022 abstract submission number

Please direct questions to

Meet our DEI Award Winners!