[Coral-List] Travel Support for 10th International Coral Reef Symposium

Rich Aronson raronson at disl.org
Tue Feb 3 10:52:02 EST 2004

The International Society for Reef Studies recently received grants from
The David and Lucille Packard Foundation and The Henry Foundation to
support travel to the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, to be
held in Okinawa, Japan from June 28 to July 2, 2004. The awards, which
will be administered by the Florida Institute of Oceanography, are
intended for students and researchers at the beginning of their careers
who have legitimate financial needs. For the approximately 50 Packard
awards, special attention will be given to applicants from developing
countries of the Pacific Rim, but others in developed and developing
countries may apply as well.  A maximum of 4-6 Henry awards are for
applicants from the Caribbean region.  Most of the awards will be made
in increments of US$500 to a maximum of $1500, but larger awards will be
considered in cases of extraordinary need. The Local Organizing
Committee of 10ICRS will waive registration fees for the awardees, and
those awardees who have already registered will be reimbursed. Each
awardee will be required to submit a one-page report by September 2004
detailing her/his activities at the Symposium and the personal
significance of the support.

Awards will be made by direct bank transfer, not as reimbursements.
Applicants should submit the following information, preferably by email,
to the address below.
(1) Full name, date of birth, citizenship, institution, address,
telephone and fax numbers, and email address.
(2) A two-page essay (double-spaced, on A4 or letter-size paper) that
briefly describes the research in which the applicant is engaged and the
reasons for wishing to attend the 10ICRS. Also, please include a
paragraph describing the reasons for requesting financial assistance.
(3) The cost of the least expensive economy round-trip airfare between
the applicants institution and Okinawa, quoted in US dollars.
(4) Name, position and email contact of one individual who can serve as
a reference.
(5) Details for bank transfer:
	Bank name
	Account holder
	Account number
	Routing code

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2004. Please send materials to
Dr. Peter Mumby, Corresponding Secretary, ISRS at
P.J.Mumby at exeter.ac.uk. Because of the short time available, only
emailed applications can be accepted.

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