The WESTERN SOCIETY OF MALACOLOGISTS
in conjunction with the
SOUTHWESTERN MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY,
the SAN DIEGO SHELL CLUB, and the
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MALACOZOOLOGICAL CLUB
are offering in 2005
As part of their commitment to the continued study of mollusks, the Western Society of Malacologists, the Southwestern Malacological Society, the San Diego Shell Club, and the Northern California Malacozoological Club are again pleased to announce the availability of grants to support student research in malacology. Funds are available for actual research costs, including but not limited to, field and laboratory equipment, chemicals, photographic supplies, computer time and supplies, microscope usage fees, and reasonable research travel costs.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a full-time student in a formal graduate or undergraduate degree program. There are no citizenship or affiliation restrictions and students from all countries are eligible.
The thesis, dissertation, or research project must be focused primarily on the systematics, biology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, or paleontology of marine, terrestrial or freshwater mollusks. Research currently in progress or beginning in the 2004-2005 academic year will be considered.
1. Cover application page (see example below) with the following information: proposal title, applicant name, addresses, contact numbers, etc, including a listing of no more than five keywords that describe the proposed research.
2. The proposal, limited to TWO pages, which discusses the research project and its malacological significance including details of the work to be aided by this grant.
3. A budget which outlines how the grant funds will be used.
4. A resume or outline of the applicant's academic background.
5. A letter of recommendation from the applicants research advisor (must be transmitted or mailed separately by advisor).
6. A list of grants and amounts that are currently being received or have been applied for in the 2004-2005 academic year.
Membership in the Western Society of Malacologists is not required but is certainly encouraged and students receive a discounted rate. Award recipients are also encouraged to present their research at a subsequent WSM meeting. Abstracts are published in the WSM Annual Report.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS: Applications can be submitted either as attached WORD documents or in PDF format. [Applications can also be mailed to the address below]
Email to: email@example.com
AWARDS: Awards of up to $1000.00 US are available.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Completed applications must be received no later than 1 MAY 2005.
Awards will be announced during the 38th annual meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists, June 26-30, 2005 at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California. This year the WSM will meet jointly with the 71st annual meeting of the American Malacological Society.
For further information contact:
Lindsey T. Groves at (213) 763-3376 (voice); (213) 746-2999 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org
Instead of printing out this page, it is recommended that you download one of the following:
MS Word, RTF, or pdf version of this Application Form.
Mailing Address (May-Aug 2005):
Daytime phone number:
E-mail address (print legibly):
CURRENT ACADEMIC STANDING:
Undergraduate (Fr. So. Jr. Sr.) - circle one:
Graduate (Candidate for: Masters Ph.D.) - circle one:
Year first enrolled in this graduate program:
Estimated year of graduation:
Name, e-mail address, and phone number of your research advisor:
TITLE OF YOUR PROPOSAL:
Proposal keywords (use no more than five):
Mr. Lindsey T. Groves
WSM Student Grant Chair
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
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