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Chris Custer

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Travel awards to assist student attendance at meetings are available by applying to the Society. Awards granted are fairly small and do not cover all expenses for meeting attendance, so students should seek additional sources of funding if support is needed for multiple expenses (e.g., airfare, hotel, registration, meals). In some years funding may not be available, and in other years awards for special categories of study or from the local organizing committee may also be available. You can email Gail Fraser, Student Awards Committee Chair, below, to find out if funds are available or if there are special award categories.

To be eligible for a travel award:

1. Student must be a member of the society.

2. Student must present a paper (oral or poster) at the meeting and must be the lead author, although may have other authors listed on the paper.

Student Travel Awards are given on a competitive basis. Applications will be judged on the cover letter, statement of interest in waterbird research and abstract of the paper to be presented.

Your application must include:

1. Cover letter. Be sure to include your full name, university affiliation, full address, including a telephone and e-mail contact, name of your major professor, title of your presentation and an estimate of your travel costs. Please indicate that you are a student member of the Waterbird Society (or International Wader Study Group). Include a paragraph detailing the amount of money you are requesting and specifying expenses. Also state if you have other funds available.

2. Statement of research in progress or professional plans as they relate to Waterbirds (200 word maximum).

3. Abstract of paper you will present at the meeting.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: May 31, 2013. Email applications to:

Gail Fraser, gsfraser AT yorku.ca

***If you did not receive confirmation of receipt of your Travel Award application, please contact Gail Fraser, gsfraser AT yorku.ca****


This announcement was originally posted on the Waterbird Society's website. View the full announcement.
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