SFS Graduate Student Conservation Research Award

Society for Freshwater Science


Grant amount: US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: North Carolina

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Overview:

About SFS

The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote further understanding of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries) and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats (wetlands, bogs, fens, riparian forests and grasslands). The society fosters exchange of scientific information among the membership, and with other professional societies, resource managers, policy makers, educators, and the public. Society members study the genetics to community structure of freshwater organisms, freshwater ecosystem function, physical processes that affect freshwaters, and linkages between freshwater ecosystems and surrounding landscapes. Applied aspects of their science include habitat and water quality assessment, conservation, fisheries and invasive species management, integrated water resource management, and restoration.

Graduate Student Conservation Research Award

The Conservation and Environmental Issues Committee (CEIC) is pleased to announce the annual Graduate Student Conservation Research Award (GSCRA) competition for support of the best graduate student research proposal addressing at least one of the following criteria:

  • advancing knowledge of the biology or ecology of an endangered or threatened species or ecosystem;
  • advancing knowledge of conservation of biodiversity at any or all levels of organization (from genes to ecosystems);
  • developing a plan to conserve an aquatic species or ecosystem; or 
  • supporting or implementing the conservation or restoration of an impaired or threatened species or ecosystem.

We anticipate awarding one student a $1000 grant and reimbursement of the registration fee to attend the annual SFS meeting. 

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

Eligibility:

  • Proposals must address at least one of the following criteria:
    • advancing knowledge of the biology or ecology of an endangered or threatened species or ecosystem;
    • advancing knowledge of conservation of biodiversity at any or all levels of organization (from genes to ecosystems);
    • developing a plan to conserve an aquatic species or ecosystem; or
    • supporting or implementing the conservation or restoration of an impaired or threatened species or ecosystem.
  • Only graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants may receive only one GSCRA award during their student career.
  • Project must be on-going or to be initiated upon receipt of award.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be CURRENT STUDENT members of SFS.

Ineligibility:

  • Students who receive one SFS endowment award will NOT be eligible for other endowment awards. 
  • Proposals that do not directly address one or more of the criteria listed above will be ineligible for this competition.
  • The following items will not be supported:
    • salaries
    • manuscript preparation and
    • publication costs