[MARMAM] ACS-LA Student Travel Grants to the 16th International Conference of the American Cetacean Society - Now accepting applications

Christina Tombach Wright ctombach at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 10:49:26 PDT 2018

The American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter (ACS-LA) is happy to announce the opening of applications for 2018 Student Travel Grants.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS-LA) is offering four travel grants in the amount of $250.00 each to students working or attending school in the Southern California area and who will be attending the 16th International Conference “Whales & Us: the Next Generation” hosted by the American Cetacean Society (ACS), in Newport Beach, CA, November 2-4, 2018. Conference information is available here: https://www.acsonline.org/2018-conference <https://www.acsonline.org/2018-conference>.
The four $250 travel grants will be awarded to four students exhibiting 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. Presenting at the ACS Conference is not a requirement for applying for the student travel grant, but priority will be given to students presenting a poster at the conference.
1.  Applicant needs to be a student (undergraduate or graduate) and be attending the ACS conference.  Proof of registration will be required prior to receiving your award.  You can register for the conference at this link: https://www.acsonline.org/2018-conference <https://www.acsonline.org/2018-conference>. If you are presenting a poster at the ACS conference, you will be given additional priority for receiving these travel grants.
2.  Applicant should be a student attending an accredited institution and living in Southern California, or the applicant’s research focus should be on Marine Mammals located in or around Southern California.

Applications should include the following:
1. Cover sheet with:
a) Title of poster presentation being given at ACS Conference (if presenting).  Note: presenting is not required to receive a travel grant award.  If not presenting, leave this blank.
b) Your area of interest or area of research
c) Applicant Contact Information (Name, Address, E-mail, and Phone numbers)
d) Current school and major including current supervisor and department.  If you are an undergraduate please indicate special areas of interest for you and give the name of your supervising professor if you have one.

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
4. Note: Upon acceptance of the award, proof of ACS Conference registration will be required prior to receipt of grant award.  Conference attendance is required to receive this award.
Deadline for submission is 3 October, 2018.  Awards will be announced by 12 October, 2018.
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 https://www.acsonline.org/membership  and specify the Los Angeles Chapter.
To Register for the ACS Conference please go to: https://www.acsonline.org/2018-conference.
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 <mailto:acsla.grants at gmail.com>
www.acs-la.org <http://www.acs-la.org/>

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