John E. Skinner Memorial Fund Award

American Fisheries Society

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Anticipated deadline: May 1, 2021 11:59pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $800

Fields of work: Fisheries

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Nevada

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Overview:

Background

The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund was established in memory of John Skinner, former California-Nevada Chapter and Western Division AFS President. The fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS annual meeting. The 2020 meeting will be held in Columbus, Ohio, August 30 – September 2.

Awardees are chosen by a committee of the AFS Education Section. Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the meeting. Travel support up to US$800 will be made available to successful applicants. Award winners also receive a one-year paid membership to AFS.

Parts of Application

There are two parts to the online application—Part I, which should be completed by the student applicant and Part II, which should be completed by the applicant’s mentor/faculty advisor. Links for Part I and Part II are below.

Part I (Student) and Part II (Advisor) must be completed no later than 1 May 2020 at midnight PST for the application to be considered for the Skinner Award. Upon receipt of a complete application, the Skinner Committee Chair will acknowledge receipt by an email to the applicant. If you do not receive this email within 5 days of submission, it is your responsibility to contact the Skinner Committee chair to ensure that your application was received. You will be notified of the results prior to the meeting’s early registration deadline.

The Awards Committee is dedicated to AFS goal of increasing diversity and inclusion within our Society. As part of this effort, we highly encourage nominations for individuals from historically underrepresented groups in the fisheries field.

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

Eligibility:

  • Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines, and has not previously won a full Skinner award, is eligible to apply.

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