Early Career Professionals Travel Award


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Section: Education Section
Award: Up to $1,000 in travel support
Applicable to: Early Career Professionals
Deadline: April 17, 2020

The Early Career Professionals Travel Award was established to promote attendance of recently graduated Early Career Professionals at the Annual Meeting who have made substantial contributions to the field through continued education, outreach, and AFS service. The award provides up to $1,000 in travel support to one individual to attend the annual meeting. Preference will be given to individuals presenting at the meeting, those involved in continuing education or outreach, and those in need of financial assistance for travel.

Requirements for Application

All Early Career Professional members (within 5 years post-graduation), including agency biologists, postdoctoral associates, and faculty are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be considered Early Career Professionals at the time of application (April 17, 2020).

Application Package

The application should consist of the following:

  1. Letter of interest describing:
    1. Service to the Society, AFS sections, divisions, or chapters
    2. Reasons for attending the meeting;
    3. Financial need; and
    4. Career goals (brief).
  2. Current CV, including
    1. Degree(s);
    2. List of publications and presentations; and
    3. Honors and awards.
  3. Anticipated title and abstract of the paper(s) or poster(s) being presented at the annual meeting

Application Address and Deadline

April 17, 2020

Applications can be submitted using the online form below or by emailing directly to Dan Weaver at [email protected] and Erin Peterson at [email protected].

The recipient will be notified by May 15, 2020.

Award Recipient Expectations

The award winners will be required to attend the Education Section Business Meeting to receive the award and will also be asked to contribute to the Section's winter newsletter.

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