Apply for the Skinner Award!

To All AFS Students:

The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students to attend the American Fisheries Society annual meeting. The 2018 annual meeting will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 19-23.


Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines is eligible to apply.  Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the 2018 meeting.  Travel support (up to $800 per award) will be made available to winners.  Award winners will also receive a one year paid membership to the American Fisheries Society.


This year, students and mentors must apply online.  Student and mentor applications can be found at:  Applications must be completed by April 1, 2018, to be considered for the Skinner Award.


If you have any questions about the 2018 Skinner Award, please contact me at


Thank you!


Julie Harris, Skinner Award Chair

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