Shark researchers from the Bay of Bengal region receive AES diversity scholarship

The awardees will be given ‘specialized professional development training, mentorship, and networking opportunities specific to their needs as scientists.’

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This year, the American Elasmobranch Society has welcomed 14 new members through their Young Professional Recruitment Fund Diversity Scholarship. And it’s our pleasure to share the news that, the awardees include four researchers from the Bay of Bengal Countries.

Alissa Barnes from India and Aparna Biswas, Fahmida Khalique Nitu and Mahatub Khan Badhon from Bangladesh has been granted one year of society membership along with their 10 other fellow young professionals from the Bahamas, USA, Chile, Mozambique, Brazil, Indonesia and the UK.

All three young scholars from Bangladesh are alumni of the Dhaka University’s Zoology Department. Also, Fahmida Khalique Nitu and Mahatub Khan Badhon are Save Our Sea’s Research Associate and Program Associate respectively.

But the most important part of the scholarship fund is in cooperation with MinorityPostDoc.org the awardees will be given ‘specialized professional development training, mentorship, and networking opportunities specific to their needs as scientists.’

Fin-tastic news for the conservation of Elasmobranch biodiversity in the Bay of Bengal region. Congratulations, young scholars!

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