[Coral-List] Travel Awards Announcement for the 11 ICRS, Ft. Lauderdale

Tim McClanahan tmcclanahan at wcs.org
Wed Jun 13 15:05:28 EDT 2007


The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) and the Local Organizing
Committee (LOC) announce the availability of stipends to attend the 11th
International Coral Reef Symposium (11th ICRS) in July 7-11th, 2008 in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida.


1) Background Information

Students, scientists, conservationists, and managers who are expected to
benefit professionally from attendance at this symposium will receive
consideration for support for travel and living expenses.  Stipends will be
for a minimum of US $500 to a maximum of US $3500.

The selection committee will give priority to applicants who: (1) can show
evidence of professional career and coral reef science advancement, (2) can
show leverage of the stipend to gain full support, and/or (3) are presenting
a paper or posters. Full travel and support costs will generally not be
covered unless there is a compelling demonstration of need and professional

2) Conditions 

The stipends are available to students, scientists, conservationists, and
managers worldwide, and can be used to support travel, and living costs.
Conference registration fees will be paid by the LOC for successful
applicants. Restrictions on the currently available funds require that
eighty percent will be awarded to people from Mexico, the Western Pacific,
Asia, and the Indian Ocean and 20% to people from other regions

3) Application materials

The application should include

€    a brief (1 page) statement describing how attending the 11th ICRS will
advance the career of the applicant and reef science, including
€    a statement of financial need from the applicant.
€    a letter of support from a mentor, director, supervisor, that states
the need and professional relevance.
€    a simple expense budget showing the expenses that will be covered by
the requested stipend and the source of funds for other expenses.

Applications should be sent via email as a single pdf file with the
applicants name as the file name to Isabelle Cote, Secretary, ISRS at
imcote at sfu.ca.

Tim McClanahan, Vice President, ISRS

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