Are you a student interested in joining the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU)? The AOU provides one-year student membership awards to qualified undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in ornithology.
There are many benefits to becoming a member of the AOU: (1) You will receive electronic access to The Auk: Ornithological Advances, the world's leading journal of ornithology. (2) You will have access to the online membership directory The Flock, providing contact information for all members of the Ornithological Societies of North America. (3) You will be eligible to apply for travel awards to attend annual meetings, including the upcoming joint AOU meeting in Estes Park, Colorado in September of 2014. (4) You will be eligible to apply for research grants to support high quality research (only members can apply). (5) You will become part of a forward-looking organization that promotes participation of professionals and amateurs in the mission of understanding and conserving birds.
To qualify, students must:
- Have no current or prior membership in the AOU
- Provide a resume or curriculum vitae describing the current degree program, the expected date of completion and the candidate's academic and/or work experience, and interests in ornithology (submit by email, details below)
- Provide a brief letter of sponsorship from an academic advisor from the institution in which the student is currently enrolled (submit by email, details below)
Awards are not renewable, but recipients can continue to be AOU members at the reduced student rate, as long as they retain student or post-doctoral status.
To apply, please read the full application details through the "Membership" link on the AOU website (http://www.aou.org/) and forward your materials electronically the Student Membership Awards organizer, Daniel Mennill (dmennillATuwindsorDOTca). Applications are due before January 1, 2014.