Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sander Award: Student Travel Grant 2011

Purpose: To financially assist a student conducting research of interest to the Walleye Technical Committee (WTC).
Description: A grant of $100 from the WTC of the North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society.
Eligibility Criteria: The recipient of this award must be a student who is currently enrolled in a college or university for a degree program. Preference will be given to those involved in research of interest to the WTC.
Documentation required: An application letter from the student that includes: student’s name, address,telephone number, educational institution, department, degree level, a short description of current research, reasons for wishing to attend the meeting (paper or poster presentation, pertinent paper session,sub-unit business and/or technical meetings), and reasons why financial assistance is needed.
Selection Criteria: The Operations Subcommittee of the WTC will evaluate applicants based on the following criteria:
AFS involvement (reasons for attending the meeting).
Relevance of research to the goals of the WTC.
Frequency of Award: The WTC will select one recipient each year.
Deadline: The deadline for receipt of completed applications by the Chair of the WTC is September 30.
2011 Chair of WTC is
*The Chair of the WTC will request matching funds from the student’s AFS Chapter (total award up to $200), however there is no formal arrangement that guarantees matching funds.