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We encourage submissions from junior and underrepresented researchers and accepted submissions from such researchers will be preferred for 20-minute contributed talks.

The Scientific Committee will select posters and presentations from those submitted. The criteria for selection will include originality and scientific soundness, congruence of the submission with the rest of the talks in the conference program, and broadening participation from underrepresented groups.

Participation Awards

It is our great pleasure to announce that The Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES) has made available funds to provide six Participation Awards and one Excellence Award for PhD students and postdocs to attend and present their research at the conference.

The Participation Awards will each provide up to $750 support for travel expenses. The Excellence Award provides $1500 of support.

To apply for an award, you must submit an abstract for an oral communication before September 1. Use the form below to submit your abstract and be sure to answer "Yes" to the question that asks if you would like to apply for a Participation Award or the Excellence Award. You will be asked to provide some additional information. The results of the awards will be announced by September 15.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please use the form below to submit your abstract and register for the conference. All abstracts are limited to a MAXIMUM of 250 words.
The abstract submission form will give you an opportunity to indicate if you wish to be considered for a Participation Award or the Excellence Award. 

After registering and/or submitting your abstract you will receive an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a link to pay any registration fees due.

After you submit your abstract, the Scientific Committee will review and make final selections. You will receive an email confirming acceptance and the session to which your oral presentation and/or poster has been assigned.