International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

2019 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

Applications due by March 15, 2019

Attention Students and Young Professionals:

The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2019 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS by presenting a poster or oral presentation at the 2019 Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) Annual Symposium, July 15-19, at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. The theme of the 2019 FSBI Annual Symposium is “Advances in eDNA-based Approaches to Fish Ecology and Management.”


Applications for the 2018 Fellows Program are due March 15, 2019.

To apply, please submit the following information as a single PDF document to the Committee Chair for the IFS Fellow Program, Jane Sullivan ([email protected]), and the Deputy Committee Chair, Mary Fisher ([email protected]) by 11:59 pm (PST) on March 15, 2019:

  • Letter of interest (please include information about your involvement in AFS and how you will benefit from attending the FSBI Annual Symposium)
  • Proposed FSBI presentation title and abstract
  • Concise resume (3-page maximum)
  • 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 award recipient will be notified by April 6, 2019.

The 2019 FSBI Symposium

The Award

The IFS and ES provides the travel funding (airfare and ground travel) for the chosen Fellow to attend the FSBI annual meeting in the UK.  The FSBI provides the costs of registration, hotel, and per diem for the IFS Fellow during the FSBI meeting.

Similarly, the FSBI selects a student or young professional member to attend and present at the AFS annual meeting.  The FSBI covers the travel funding (airfare and ground travel) for the FSBI Fellow to the AFS meeting.  The program provides the registration, hotel, and per diem costs for that FSBI Fellow during the AFS meeting.

Local hosting of each exchange scholar is carried out by the hosting society, ensuring that attendees have the greatest exposure to the membership and meeting as possible.


The awarded Fellow is expected to fulfill the following obligations:

  • Attend the 2019 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 12, 2019.
  • Submit travel receipts to the Committee Chair and IFS Treasurer by August 12, 2019 for expense reimbursement.
  • Serve as the Deputy Committee Chair of the IFS Fellow Award in 2020 and the Committee Chair in 2021.
  • This award is open to all AFS Student members or AFS members who are within 3 years of graduation. Current membership with the American Fisheries Society is mandatory to apply for and receive this award.
Award Criteria:
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are working on topics of international interest or those associated with the FSBI Conference Theme. However, all interested and eligible members are encouraged to apply.
  • While attending the AFS Annual Meeting is not a requirement, priority will be given to candidates who have existing funding to attend the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting in Reno, NV September 29-October 3, 2019. If the selected Fellow can attend the AFS Annual Meeting, he or she is expected to participate in the IFS committee meeting and act as a site host at the Reno AFS meeting for the FSBI Fellow.