Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 18TH
We have opened the Undergraduate Travel Assistance Award (UTAA) for applications!
This award is designed to help introduce undergraduate students to AFS meetings and increase participation at the Society level. The UTAA helps undergraduates to offset the cost of travel to the AFS Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore this year! Eight undergraduates will be selected to receive $500.00 USD. As this award is funded and supported by the Education Section, awards will be given during the Section’s business meeting. Selection of awardees will be based on involvement in student and professional organizations and rationale for attending the meeting. The UTAA provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students to network with peers and professionals within AFS and surround themselves in fisheries science and research that is being conducted by society members. Recipients will be expected to attend all student related events including, but not limited to, the student networking event, awards luncheon, Education Section business meeting, and Student Subsection business meeting. Travel funding will be withheld if these requirements are not met.
For more information and to apply, please email [email protected] for an application and send the completed packet with “ UTAA 2021” followed by your name in the subject line, to [email protected] by midnight (EST) on Friday June 18th. Priority will be given to students who are undergraduates at the time of the meeting though students graduating spring/summer of 2021 will still be considered. We anticipate announcing awardees early September.