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OSNA: Mewaldt-King Student Research Award


Melanie Colón

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Employer: at Mewaldt-King Student Research Award

Website:http://www.cooper.org/awards_and_grants/awards_and_grants.htm

Location:Anywhere

Duration:Open

Job Type:Temporary

Application Deadline:01/31/2014

 

Job Description:The 22nd annual Mewaldt-King Student Research Awards will be announced by the Cooper Ornithological Society at the 2014 meeting in Estes Park, Colorado. These $1,000 awards are designated in the memory of L. Richard Mewaldt and James R. King to support research that relates to the conservation of birds. Research may be in any area of ornithology, but studies that involve demographics, breeding biology, or disease ecology may be particularly relevant, especially if the species is endangered, threatened, or otherwise of management concern. Studies of species from threatened ecosystems (e.g. old growth forest, wetlands) or with reference to large-scale conservation issues such as climate or landscape change are also of particular interest. View the previous years' Mewaldt-King recipients and titles here: http://www.cooper.org/awards_and_grants/mewaldt_winners.htm.

Qualifications:Any graduate student (of any nationality) accepted to or enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program at a university in the U.S. or elsewhere is eligible to apply.

To Apply:RESEARCH PROPOSAL FORMAT 1. Cover page bearing the student's name, academic affiliation, mailing and email addresses, the title of the proposal, and the name and email address of the student's major faculty advisor. 2. Abstract (250 words). 3. Introduction, including: (a) relevant background, (b) specific hypotheses to be tested, or questions asked, © relevance of proposed research to conservation biology. 4. Proposed methods, analyses, and timetable. 5. General categories of expenditures and total project budget including current and pending sources of support. 6. Literature cited (follow format used by Condor; see http://www.cooper.org/publications/condorinstruc.pdf). 7. Curriculum Vitae (CV) The proposal abstract and text, including budget but excluding literature cited, should not be longer than 6 double-spaced pages with a 12-point font and 1 inch (25 mm) margins. CV should be no more than three pages. The entire proposal: cover page, proposal, budget, lit cited, and CV should be submitted as a single document. Multiple documents will not be accepted. Proposals that are improperly formatted or exceed page limits will not be reviewed. Applicants will not receive comments from reviewers. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS All applications must be accompanied by a letter of support (submitted separately, email encouraged) from the applicant's major faculty advisor. All other materials should be submitted as a single attachment via email directly to the Chair of the committee at the address below. Acceptable electronic file formats are Word, Rich Text Format, and PDF files. Files in other formats will not be accepted. Files should be named using the student's last name and first initial (e.g. SmithC.PDF). Please include Mewaldt-King in the subject heading of your email. International students lacking internet access may submit printed copies of their materials by the published deadline and should include a self-addressed envelope to facilitate notification of the committee's decision. Electronic copies submitted on floppy disks via postal service will not be accepted. 2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE. The application, and a letter from the student's major faculty advisor, must be received by the Mewaldt-King Award Committee on or before 31 January 2014.

 

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