[MARMAM] Reminder: ACS-LA Student Travel Grants Deadline to the SMM Conference is 25-Sept

ACS-LA.Grants acsla.grants at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 12:26:27 PDT 2017

Reminder - ACS-LA Travel Grant Applications to the Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference in Halifax, NS are due on 25 September.

The American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter (ACS-LA) is happy to announce the opening of applications for 2017 Student Travel Grants for the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Society for Mammalogy - DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 25-SEPT!!

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 Southern California who will be presenting at the 22nd Biennial conference on the Biology of Marina Mammals hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) in Halifax, NS, Canada, this October 2017.  

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 conducting research in the greater Los Angeles area.


1.  Applicant must be a currently enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate) and must be presenting (oral or poster) at the SMM Biennial.

2.  Applicant should be attending an accredited institution and/or conducing research in Southern California (priority will be given to students living in, or whose research is focused in, the greater Los Angeles area).


Applications should include the following:

1. Cover sheet with:

a) Title of presentation (either oral or poster) 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, Mailing 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: 25 September 2017.

Awards will be announced: 3 October 2017.


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 <http://www.acs-la.org/>.  

To join ACS-LA, please go to http://acsonline.org/support-acs/become-member/ <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 <http://www.acsonline.org/>.



ACS-LA Grants Coordinator

Christina Tombach Wright

American Cetacean Society-Los Angeles Chapter

acsla.grants at gmail.com

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