UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Sharon Gray had a passion for and commitment to mentoring women in science. To honor her contributions and continue her legacy, the Sharon Gray Memorial Award will provide an annual award to one or more UC Davis College of Biological Sciences graduate student(s) demonstrating outstanding mentorship to high school students, undergraduates or peer women. The fund will be used for furthering the graduate student(s)' education through research, conferences, workshops or leadership meetings.
University of Illinois- Sharon Gray Memorial Award
The fund is to be used to support postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students supervised by faculty in the School of Integrative Biology. Preference will be given to women and/or students from under-represented populations.
Agricultural output in Ethiopia is directly tied to human well being. An overwhelming majority of Ethiopian small-holder farmers are female. The purpose of this project is to train female scientists in molecular biology and genomics to help answer questions towards solving Ethiopian agricultural problems. Funds will be used for a scientific exchange program between UC Davis and the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Center (EIAR). Two researchers from EIAR will carry out a 6 week research internship to learn genomics methodologies and bioinformatic analysis in practical experiments that will further research programs at EIAR and foster collaborations between our two institutions.
ASPB Travel Award
American Society of Plant Biologists
With support from a fund established in memory of Sharon Gray, ASPB is offering seven $1,000 Women's Young Investigator Travel Awards. The goal of the program is to increase attendance of early- career female investigators at the annual meeting and women plant scientists. More specifically, these awards are provided to women who are within the first five years of their appointment in academic faculty-level positions at research or teaching-intensive institutions, government research positions, or industry research scientist positions. Experienced postdocs are invited apply as well. The Women in Plant Biology Committee will review applications on the bases of quality of science and need.
Sharon Gray had a passion for and commitment to mentoring women in science. By naming the WYITAs for Sharon, we honor her contributions and seek to continue her legacy.