Committee on Diversity IDEAS

The IDEAS program includes a day-long science and mentoring workshop for undergraduate and graduate students the Wednesday of the AAPA meetings, networking events throughout the meeting, and a virtual mentoring network throughout the year. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00pm. The core workshop provides a team, a space, and a suite of activities to engage issues of scholarship, professional preparation, and community building. The workshop will include 15 IDEAS Student Scholar (both undergraduate and graduate) and 15 IDEAS Faculty. The day-long meeting includes scientific presentations by faculty scholars, thematically and topically focused mentoring groups, and introduction to tools, resources, and practices to help meet the challenges and opportunities faced by students from racialized minority groups traditionally underrepresented in biological anthropology and first generation college students.

IDEAS Student Application deadline is November 15, 2016. Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students in programs in biological anthropology or related disciplines. IDEAS Students Scholars receive travel to and lodging for the entirety of the AAPA conference as well as funding toward poster printing for those participating in the COD Undergraduate Research Symposium. Application materials will be available here in the Fall of 2016 with decisions provided by late January 2017. Click here to apply: 

IDEAS Workshop Application 2017         

Questions? Please contact: Ripan Malhi (, Susan Antón (, or Agustin Fuentes (