2016 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

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Attention Students and Young Professionals:

The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2016 “International Fisheries Section Fellow Award.” The Fellow will represent IFS and AFS by presenting a poster or oral presentation at the 2016 Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) Annual Symposium, July 18-22, Bangor University, United Kingdom.


  • Up to $2,100 (USD) of reimbursable travel expenses associated with attending the FSBI Annual Symposium
  • Room and Board while at the symposium
  • Proposed FSBI presentation title and abstract (a presentation slot has been reserved for the recipient of this award)
  • 1 year membership to FSBI
  • 2 years of leadership in the International Fisheries Section of AFS


This award is open to all Student Members and Young Professional Members (within 3 years of graduation) of the American Fisheries Society, especially those working on topics of international interest or associated with the symposium theme. However, we encourage all interested Student and Young Professional Members to apply. Current membership with the American Fisheries Society is mandatory to apply for and receive this award.


To apply, please submit the following information as a single PDF document to the Committee Chair for the IFS Fellow Program, Zach Penney ([email protected]), and the Deputy Committee Chair, Jeremy Higgs ([email protected]) by March 6, 2016:

  • Letter of interest (please include information about your involvement in AFS)
  • Proposed FSBI presentation title and abstract
  • Concise resume
  • Proposed travel budget (i.e. airfare, ground transportation, etc.); please specify availability of supporting funds you may have from other sources if budget exceeds allowance


The awarded Fellow is expected to fulfill the following obligations:

  • Attend the 2016 FSBI Annual Symposium and present an oral or poster presentation
  • Submit to the Committee Chair a travel report and photographs for print publication by August 14, 2016
  • Submit travel receipts to the Committee Chair by August 14, 2016 for expense reimbursement
  • Attend the AFS meeting and IFS committee meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, August 21-25, 2016
  • Act as a site host at the Kansas City AFS meeting for the FSBI Fellow
  • Serve as the Deputy Committee Chair of the IFS Fellow Award in 2017 and the Committee Chair in 2018

2016 Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles

Bangor University, Bangor, UK

18-22 July 2016

Fish, Genes, & Genomes: Contributions to Ecology, Evolution, & Management