Use this online award nomination form to apply for the Equal Opportunities Section (EOS) Travel Award to attend the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) to be held in Reno, Nevada from September 29 to October 3, 2019.
Information regarding the EOS can be found at: https://equalopportunity.fisheries.org/
Information regarding the AFS/TWS meeting can be found at: https://afstws2019.org/
The AFS Equal Opportunities Section leads an effort to increase participation in the AFS by graduate and undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the fisheries field. Travel awards not exceeding $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist one graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) and one undergraduate student with expenses incurred while attending the Annual Meeting.
To apply, students must complete Part I of the online application. Student faculty advisors must complete Part II of the online application. Part I and Part II of the online application must be completed and submitted by June 1, 2019 to be considered.
Funds are not distributed in advance. Award winners must be present at the EOS business meeting (TBA) at the Annual Meeting to receive their award. Furthermore, EOS Travel Award winners are expected to attend the Women of Wildlife (WOW) networking event in Reno (TBA). Travel Award winners attending the EOS sponsored Continuing Education Workshop “Uncomfortable Conversations” will have their $15 registration fee paid for by EOS.
The EOS encourages applications from students who have not attended AFS meetings in the past. If desired by the student, the EOS Ex-Com will designate a meeting contact to ensure first time attendees always have a familiar face at the Annual Meeting. There are wonderful networking opportunities, technical sessions, continuing education, trade show displays, and career/job/graduate school opportunities at the meeting. We can also assist students with finding additional travel support, if needed. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please complete the online award nomination form below:
Chair: Zach Penney
email: [email protected]
Deadline: June 1, 2019