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Southwestern Chapter

Student Travel Award

The Southwest Chapter has two travel awards ($350 each) available for students to support travel to the Annual ESA Meeting. Students wishing to apply for an award should forward a copy of application materials to Dawn Browning, Chair of the Southwestern Chapter by May 15, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified of their award by June 15, 2013. Awardees are required to attend the Southwest Chapter business meeting at the Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Applications will be judged by Southwest Chapter elected officers. Criteria for the awards will be overall quality of the abstract, progress of the student towards their degree, and the degree to which the abstract and research reflect ecological issues relevant to the American Southwest.


Applicants must be the presenting author of a paper or poster that has been accepted for presentation at the 2013 Annual ESA meeting. Applicants must be enrolled as graduate or undergraduate students at the time of their application. The student must be a member of the Southwestern Chapter at the time of their application. To join ESA and this chapter, visit If you have already renewed your membership, but have not added the Southwestern Chapter, please contact gro.asenull@pihsrebmem for assistance.  Students, co-authors, employees, and relatives of current section officers are ineligible for this award.

Application materials (due May 15, 2013 via email) include:

  1. A copy of the abstract accepted by ESA for presentation at the annual meeting, including the paper/poster number and date/session/time of presentation;
  2. A cover letter from the student describing the nature, importance, and relevance of the research to be presented and the student’s interest in attending the ESA meeting; and
  3. A letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor.

Complete applications should be sent to Dawn Browning, Southwest Chapter Chair at dbrownin”at”, with the subject line “2013 ESA Southwest Chapter Student Travel Application.”