Date sent: 6 February 2019, 12:03

From: IAUS 358 Scientific and Local Organizing Committees (

Subject: GRANT APPLICATIONS Now Open: the IAUS358 on Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

In 2019, November 12 to 15, Japan will host the first IAU symposium on Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The symposium will be a roadmap to action, highlighting the role diversity and inclusion play in producing better science, contribute for competitiveness and innovation, and to focus on specific steps leading to change in the field. This symposium is for all astronomy professionals that wish to bring inclusiveness to their research and diversity to their teams, practices, work environments and institutions. As the first IAU symposium of its kind, this meeting will lay the ground for future IAU Resolutions on Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies in Astronomy and will ultimately seek official endorsement by the Executive Committee and during the IAU General Assembly in Busan, in 2021.

The IAU grant applications are now open. Please (pre-)register, submit your abstract and application by 15 June 2019.

Official Website:
Early Registration:
Abstract Submission:
Grant Application:

Important Note: This will be a symposium strongly focused on discussions among participants and interactions between speakers and participants. To optimize the dialogues during the symposium and accommodate all needs, the organization has a participant limit. We therefore recommend all interested to secure an early registration soon.


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