2023 CERF Rising TIDES (Toward an Inclusive, Diverse, and Enriched Society) Conference Program

Striving to Broaden Participation

Rising TIDES (Toward an Inclusive, Diverse, and Enriched Society)

CERF is dedicated to broadening participation in coastal and estuarine science and management. The 2023 CERF Rising TIDES (Toward an Inclusive, Diverse, and Enriched Society) Conference Program is a comprehensive program for enhancing the diversity and inclusion of our scientific society and CERF conferences. The Rising TIDES Conference Program (RTCP) provides support for students underrepresented in the discipline to participate in the conference and Affiliate Society meetings.

2023-2024 Rising TIDES Conference Program

The 16-month program supports students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in coastal and estuarine science and management. The program provides:

  • Professional and near-peer mentors
  • Professional development
  • All costs, including a stipend, to attend CERF 2023, a regional CERF Affiliate Society meeting, and Restore America's Estuaries 2024 Summit
  • CERF membership

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Applications will be accepted beginning in March 2023.