The Association of Women in Science (AWIS) has announced the 2012 AWIS  Educational Awards to support travel for professional development,  broadly defined. We particularly wish to encourage early-career  scientists. Individuals may request funding to attend a conference, to  acquire specialized training, or to pursue professional development in  other ways that take them from home.

Due date: All materials, including the Letter of Recommendation, must  be submitted by December 31, 2011 for awards that will be available in  March of 2012.  Recipients will be notified via e-mail by February 28,  2012 (Please note: there will be a second awards cycle in 2012, so  check back at a later date for the next due date and  details on how you can apply.)

Award amount: Awards are $1,000 to $3,000. The maximum to be awarded  is $3,000.

More information can be found here.