Travel Award Application Information
The Microbial Ecology Section is sponsoring three ($500) travel awards to help
support student travel to the 2012 ESA meeting in Portland, OR. Both
undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. The student
must be the presenting author on a poster or paper that has been accepted
for presentation at the annual meeting.
Evaluation criteria for student awards include the quality of the research and
student need. Priority will be given to student applicants whose research involves:
1) clearly articulated hypotheses; 2) cross-disciplinary questions; and/or
3) results that are likely to impact other fields of ecology.
Application Process: Applications must include a copy of the abstract
accepted by the ESA for presentation at the annual meeting. The abstract
should be accompanied by a brief cover letter from the student describing the
work to be presented and including a statement of financial need. Be sure
the following information is provided:
• Professional address
• E-mail and phone number
• Title of talk/poster
• Session (Date, time and location)
• Poster number
A recommendation from the student's advisor must also be submitted.
Supplemental letters of reference from the student's thesis committee or
other faculty from the student's home institution may also be included.
Applications shall be submitted to the Chair of the Microbial Ecology
Section and will be evaluated by Section officers and Section volunteers.
Applications for 2012 awards will be accepted beginning in April,
and the deadline for receipt of applications is June 15. Successful applicants
will be notified of their award by July 2.
Send applications including all supporting material by email to
Anthony Yannarell at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org