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Student Travel Award Opportunity!

The Introduced Fish Section will be offering a Student Travel Award for the upcoming National AFS meeting. The information can be found at under "awards."

Student reviewers needed

(Posted 01/22/2011)

The AFS Journals are always in need of volunteers to serve as manuscript reviewers, and serving as a reviewer is an excellent way for students to learn the intricacies of scientific writing. If you are interested in becoming a student reviewer, for an AFS journal, click here.

2014 Young Professional Travel Award

Section: Education Section
Award: Up to $1,000 in travel support
Applicable to: Young Professionals
Deadline: March 31, 2014


The Young Professional Travel Award was established to promote attendance of recently graduated young professionals at the Annual Meeting who have made substantial contributions to the field through continued education, outreach, and AFS service. The award provides up to $1,000 in travel support to one individual to attend the annual meeting. Preference will be given to individuals presenting at the meeting, those involved in continuing education or outreach, and those in need of financial assistance for travel.

Requirements for Application

All young professional members (within 3 years post-graduation), including agency biologists, postdoctoral associates, and faculty are encouraged to apply. Applicants who will not graduate prior to the Annual Meeting will not be considered.

Application Package

The application should consist of the following:

  1. Letter of interest
    1. Statement of service to the Society, Sections, Divisions, or Chapters and why you want to attend the meeting
    2. Statement of continued education effort and outreach
    3. Statement of financial need
    4. Statement of career goals
  2. Current resume, degree(s), list of publications, honors and awards, and presentations
  3. Title and abstract of the contributed paper(s) or poster(s) being presented at the annual meeting
Application Address and Deadline

March 31, 2014

Applications should be submitted in electronic format (single PDF preferable) to Jesse Fischer at The recipient will be notified by April 15, 2014.

Award Recipient Expectations

The award winner will be required to attend the Education Section Business Meeting (late afternoon, Sunday, August 17) to receive the award and will also be asked to contribute to the Section's winter 2014 newsletter (published in early 2015).