For deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS Annual Meeting

2022 Skinner Fund recipients with AFS President Leanne Roulson.

John E. Skinner Memorial Fund Award

The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund was established in memory of John Skinner, former California-Nevada Chapter and Western Division AFS President. The fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS annual meeting.

Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines, and has not previously won a full Skinner award, is eligible to apply. Awardees are chosen by a committee of the AFS Education Section.  Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the meeting. Travel support up to US$800 will be made available to successful applicants. In the event of a student electing to attend virtually, conference registration will be covered. Award winners also receive a one-year paid membership to AFS.

There are two parts to the online application, Part 1 will be completed by the student at and Part 2 will be completed by the applicant’s mentor/faculty advisor.

Both parts of the application process must be completed no later than 1 April 2023 at midnight PST.

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found in the pdf document here:

Instructions – AFS Skinner Award_March_2023.

The Awards Committee is dedicated to AFS goal of increasing diversity and inclusion within our Society. As part of this effort, we highly encourage nominations for individuals from historically underrepresented groups in the fisheries field.

For more information about the travel award or application process, contact the John E. Skinner Award Chair:

John Hargrove
Eagle Fish Genetics Lab
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
1800 Trout Road
Eagle, ID 83616
[email protected]

2023 award nominations should be submitted online: