Equal Opportunities Section (EOS) Student Travel Award

American Fisheries Society

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 3, 2021

Grant amount: US $500

Fields of work: Fisheries

Applicant type: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Florida

Location of residency: United States

Must travel to: Florida

Exclusive to minorities: Yes

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Overview:

The AFS Equal Opportunities Section is leading an effort to increase participation in the Society by graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. Travel grants not to exceed $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist these students with expenses incurred when attending the annual meeting. We will provide as many awards as we have funding for (typically 3-5). Students must be present at the Equal Opportunities Society section luncheon and business meeting at the Annual Meeting to receive the funds.

The EOS encourages application from students who have not attended AFS meetings in the past. We will support award recipients during the meeting through orientation and mentorship, if desired by the student. There are wonderful networking opportunities, technical sessions, continuing education, trade show displays, and career/job opportunities, and graduate school opportunities at the meeting. We can also assist students with finding additional travel support, if needed. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.
  • Travel grants are to assist these students with expenses incurred when attending the annual meeting.

Preferences:

  • The EOS encourages application from students who have not attended AFS meetings in the past.

Ineligibility:

  • Funds are not distributed in advance. 

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