Grace Klein-MacPhee Travel Grant

Grace Klein-MacPhee Student Travel Grants for LFC 2020

Grants to support student travel to participate to the 44th Annual Larval Fish Conference in Mystic, CT, USA, are available. Previous travel grants have ranged between 300 and 600 USD per student, with higher amounts being given to students requiring transcontinental or long-distance travel. The application deadline for student travel grants for the LFC 2020 has been set to 15 March 2020 (corresponding to the abstract submission deadline). All undergraduate and graduate students who are current members (full or affiliate) of the AFS-Early Life History Section (ELHS) are eligible to apply. The application materials must include the following:

1) Extended (1-page) abstract that may include a figure

2) Brief (3 pages maximum), current CV

3) Letter from the student’s advisor that:

i) Confirms student status

ii) Indicates whether the student is at the ‘start’, ‘middle’ or ‘end’ of their degree

iii) Rates the quality of the research that will be presented

iv) Discusses the need for travel funds (e.g., whether co-funding is available)

All application materials should be sent electronically (via email) to the ELHS Secretary (Hannes Baumann; [email protected]), who will coordinate the selection process. The faculty advisor should send a letter separately to the ELHS Secretary. All application materials must be received by the deadline indicated above.

The ELHS Executive Committee will award travel grants based upon a careful consideration of the application materials, and notify students within 2 weeks of the application deadline to allow for travel planning. Priority will be given to students not previously awarded travel grants. Students that receive travel grants will be required to submit a short summary of their presentation to be published in the next issue of STAGES following the conference and to provide modest on-site assistance during the conference.