[MARMAM] ACS-LA Student Travel Grants to SMM Biennial Conference in December 2015

ACS-LA.Grants acsla.grants at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 19:15:30 PDT 2015

The American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter (ACS-LA) is happy to announce the opening of applications for 2015 Student Travel Grants.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS-LA) is offering two travel grants in the amount of $500.00 each to students working or attending school in the greater Los Angeles area who will be attending the 21st Biennial conference on the Biology of Marina Mammals hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) in San Francisco, CA, this December.  
The two $500 travel grants will be awarded to two students exhibiting an outstanding commitment to research on marine mammals.  Students should either be attending school in Southern California and/or conducting their marine mammal research in Southern California, with priority being given to those attending school and/or working in the greater Los Angeles area.
1.  Applicant needs to be a student (undergraduate or graduate) and be giving either an oral or poster presentation at the SMM Biennial.
2.  Applicant should be attending an accredited institution and living in Southern California with priority being given to students enrolled in a school in the greater Los Angeles area (research projects can be located anywhere world-wide).
3.  Current research focus should be on Marine Mammals located in or around Southern California with priority being given to work conducted in the greater Los Angeles area.
 Applications should include the following:
 1. Cover sheet with:
a) Title of presentation being given at the SMM Biennial Conference,
b) Full copy of the abstract submitted (and accepted) by the SMM committee
c) Applicant Contact Information (Name, Address, E-mail, and Phone numbers)
d) Current school and major including current supervisor and department
2. Proof that applicant is a student (photo of the front and back of current student ID card)
3. A one-page CV or Resume
 Deadline for submission is 10 November, 2015. 
Awards will be announced by 20 November, 2015
Applications should be sent by E-mail to ACSLA.Grants at gmail.com.
Information about the Los Angeles Chapter of ACS can be found on our website: www.acs-la.org.  
To join ACS-LA, please go to http://acsonline.org/support-acs/become-member/   and specify the Los Angeles Chapter.
For further information about specific chapters and other grant-making programs, please visit the Chapter page of the National American Cetacean Society website: www.acsonline.org.


Christina Tombach Wright
ACS-LA Grants Coordinator
American Cetacean Society-Los Angeles Chapter
ACSLA.grants at gmail.com

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