William C. Andersen Memorial Award

Raptor Research Foundation

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Grant amount: US $100 - US $300

Anticipated deadline: Jul 31, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Must travel to: Salt Lake County, Utah

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Overview:

The William C. Andersen Award was established in 1982 in memory of Bill Andersen, who drowned in 1980 while canoeing the Churchill River in Manitoba during a Peregrine Falcon survey. He established the Ornithology Research Center at Otero Jr. College in La Junta Colorado, as a medium for raising funds for the field research he conducted with his students. His interest in raptors of southeastern Colorado grasslands naturally evolved into developing a solution to the universal problem of raptor persecution. 

The William C. Andersen Memorial Award is given to both the best student oral and poster presentation at the annual RRF meeting. This award can only be given to a student once per degree (bachelor, master, or doctorate). Students wishing to apply for this award should indicate their interest by checking the box on the abstract submission form.

There are two awards:

  • Poster award receives $100 and 1 year free membership to RRF
  • Paper award receives $300 and 1 year free membership to RRF

See details on the upcoming RRF conference here.

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

Eligibility:

  • This award can only be given to a student once per degree (bachelor, master, or doctorate).
  • To be eligible, a student must be senior author and presenter of the paper or poster.
    • If less than 5 posters are in contention, no separate poster award will be given.