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.

Travel/Participation Awards

It is our great pleasure to announce that The Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES) has made available funds to provide four Participation/Travel Awards (up to $750 support for travel expenses) for PhD students and postdocs to attend and present their research at the conference.

To apply for an award, you must submit an abstract for poster or communication before September 10. Use the form here (https://evolution.rutgers.edu/lembersky-conference/registration-abstract-submission) to submit your abstract. You will be asked to provide some additional information. The results of the travel awards (go to https://evolution.rutgers.edu/lembersky-conference/student-travel-award-essay) will be announced by September 25.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please go to the registration and abstract page to submit your abstract and register for the conference. All abstracts are limited to a MAXIMUM of 250 words.

The abstract submission form (https://evolution.rutgers.edu/lembersky-conference/registration-abstract-submission) will give you an opportunity to indicate if you wish to be considered for a Travel Award. If you would like to be considered, please go to the student travel award tab (https://evolution.rutgers.edu/lembersky-conference/student-travel-award-essay) and fill out the form and submit the required essay.

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.. (***we have had a problem with the reply email so if you do not get one do not worry - you can email Erin or Jess and we can let you know if it has been submitted***). Registration fees will be collected at the desk the opening day via either cash or a check can be submitted to "Center for Human Evolutionary Studies”. 

You will receive an email confirming acceptance and the session to which your oral presentation and/or poster has been assigned.