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DEIB 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, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) awards to support attendance at ISAZ conference

Nominations 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
  6. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a previous award from ISAZ

Applicant to submit a personal statement (1 page max.) as to why they are well-suited for the ISAZ-DEIB award, including:

  1. A description of their experience and background in the field of anthrozoology, employment, and future career directions
  2. A description of their human-animal interaction relevance
  3. A statement of their need
  4. What they would get out of the ISAZ conference
  5. How their ISAZ abstract submission-related work is relevant to the conference

Recipients will be considered based on their general need.

*Award winners are only eligible to win one award per conference. If an individual is selected to win an award and has applied for more than one award, they will be removed from the application pool for all other awards.

Please visit the Awards Overview page for a complete list of awards, values, and deadlines.

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Meet our DEIB Award Winners!



Aviva Vincent
Veterinary Social Work Certificate Program, USA

Bo Li
Nanjing Normal University, China
ICALP, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

Camille Xinmei Rousseau
The University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Canada

Cinthia Takeda
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Danielle Marie Parreño
University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

Georgitta Valiyamattam
Gitam University, India

Jill Steel
University of Edinburgh, UK

London Wolff
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Mirela de Oliveira Figueiredo
Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Suzana Luchesi
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Vijay Rawat
Central Queensland University, Australia