The American Malacological Society announces the availability of Student Travel Grants to help support student participation in our annual meeting in the Azores, July 21-28, 2013. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and require that the applicant is a member in good standing with AMS. Click here for more information instructions for how to apply. Application forms are due March 29th and awards will be announced by April 15th.
NOTE: Applications for Carriker Award are due April 19, 2013!
The American Malacological Society (AMS) has established a fund to provide financial research support for students working in malacology. The grant is named in honor of a leading malacologist, former President of the AMS, and mentor of innumerable students of malacology. Professor Melbourne “Mel” R. Carriker served as research director of 28 doctoral and master’s students and sat on the research committees of over another 150 graduate students. But his professional insight, malacological expertise, and good will touched so very many more. These grants will help carry on his legacy of dedication to future generations of malacologists. One or more grants will be awarded each year, subject to availability of funds. No one award to exceed $1,000. Any member of AMS who is a student in good standing (full-time or part-time) in a degree granting program at a college or university is eligible to apply. The recipient’s responsibilities are to present a final written report to AMS’s Student Awards Committee outlining expenses and results and to write a brief summary of the research to be published in the AMS newsletter. These reports must be submitted within one year of the award date. Students may apply for additional awards only after AMS has received these written reports.
Every year the American Malacological Society hosts a competition for the best student presentation made at the Society’s annual meeting. Students’ oral and poster contributions are evaluated based on the clarity of the presentation and the abstract, scientific merit, and the student’s ability to answer questions concerning the presentation. Winners receive the Constance Boone award. The award is named for the late Constance Boone, a past president of the Society, past president of the Houston Conchological Society, co-editor of Texas Conchologist. A long-time associate in the Malacology Department of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and a strong supporter of students, Constance was a vital force in American Malacology.
Competitors for the award
The Society will not necessarily make awards every year.
* NEW! Effective in 2005, Eligibility for the Constance Boone Award for the best student paper or poster at the annual meeting is extended to those who receive their degree within 6 months of the meeting’s abstract submission deadline.
Contact Janet R. Voight.