[MARMAM] Request for Proposals - ACS-LA Student Travel Grants to World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain Dec 9-12, 2019.

ACS-LA.Grants acsla.grants at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 17:06:01 PDT 2019

The American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter (ACS-LA) is happy to announce the opening of applications for 2019 Student Travel Grants.
Deadline for Submission is 1-October-2019, Awards Announced 15-October.
The American Cetacean Society protects cetaceans and their habitats though conservation, education and research. Working with world-class scientists, ACS funds students traveling to conferences that address some of the most pressing issues facing cetaceans. ACS-LA is pleased to announce the availability of two student travel grants, in the amount of $500.00 each, to students traveling to the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain,  9-12 December 2019 (https://www.wmmconference.org).
 Guidelines for Research Grants:
The two $500 travel grants will be awarded to two students exhibiting outstanding commitment to research on marine mammals.  Students should either be attending school in California and/or conducting their marine mammal research in California. Presenting at the WMMC 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 World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona Spain in December 2019.  Proof of registration will be required prior to receiving your award. Preference will be given to those presenting a poster or oral talk at the WMMC.
2.  Applicant should be a student attending an accredited institution and living in California or who’s research focus is on Marine Mammals located in or around California.
Applications should include the following:
1. Cover letter summarizing why you are qualified to receive this award and how this grant will help you. Cover letter must include the following:
a) Title of poster presentation being given at the WMMC (if presenting) and the abstract submitted to WMMC.  Note: presenting is not required to receive a travel grant award.  If not presenting, write “not presenting”.
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 W<<C registration will be required prior to receipt of grant award check.  Conference attendance is required to receive this award.
Deadline for submission is 1 October, 2019.
Awards will be announced by 15 October, 2019.
Please feel free to contact ACS-LA Grants Chair Christina Tombach Wright with any questions, ACSLA.Grants at gmail.com.
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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