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Student Information

Dear Students,

The Applied Ecology Section (AES) offers several student travel awards each year funded in part from section membership dues.  Please check on the main ESA meeting page for announcements concerning upcoming travel awards for 2017 from other sections.


Below are the guidelines for the 2017 travel awards.  We strongly encourage you to become a member of the Applied Ecology Section to help keep this awarded funded – note section fees are $5, awards are $500! Under Applied Ecology Section guidelines, you may apply for multiple travel awards in different sections but you may receive only one ESA section awards. We encourage students to apply to as many travel awards as they are eligible for, but if you accept the AES award, you may not accept another ESA section travel award for the same meeting year.

Student Travel Award 2017

Apply by May 31, 2017 at:

The Applied Ecology Section offers travel grants for students presenting papers or posters at the ESA Annual Meetings.  The following describes the policies and procedures of the Section on supporting student travel to the Annual Meeting.

The deadline for receipt of applications for the next Annual Meeting is May 31 of each year.  Notification of successful applicants will be made by mid-July.  Eligibility requirements and application requirements are specified below. Applications which do not comply with these specifications will not be considered.

Policy on Support for Student Travel to ESA meetings: The Applied Ecology Section seeks to support the students, especially those working in applied studies, in the presentation of their work at the ESA Annual Meeting.

Amount of Support: The number and amount of awards will be determined by the section officers and will reflect the availability of funds and the quality of applications received.

Application Process: Applications in 2017 will be submitted electronically here.  Applications will be evaluated by Section officers or a panel of judges that may be appointed by the Section Chair. Criteria for evaluation will include the quality of the work and its relevance to applied ecology. Special attention will be given to papers which link basic and applied ecology.

The most important part of the application will be your explanation of how the research that you’re presenting fit under “Applied Ecology”, i.e., what are its practical field applications (up to 400 words).

Eligibility:  Applicants must be the presenting author of a paper or poster which has been accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at the time of their application. Students, co-authors, employees, and relatives of current section officers (or other judges of applications) are ineligible for this award.