[Coral-List] STRI Caribbean Sponge Course -- Application Deadline March 1

Bob Thacker thacker at uab.edu
Tue Feb 23 17:20:47 EST 2010

Dear Coral-Listers,

As a reminder, the deadline for applications to attend the STRI
Caribbean sponge course is March 1.


The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bocas Research Station presents:


Dates: July 20 to August 2, 2010

Location: Bocas Research Station, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Registration Fee: $600 (includes room and board, STRI registration fee, etc..)

Some need-based fellowships are available

Instructors:  Dr. Cristina Diaz, Museo Marino de Margarita, Venezuela
                    Dr. Robert Thacker, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Application: Please e-mail your CV, 1 letter of recommendation, and a
1-2 page statement explaining your background and reasons for taking
the course, to Rebecca Rissanen at RissanenJ at si.edu before March 1,
2010.  Limit 12 students.  To be considered for a need-based
fellowship, applicants should send a description of their need, their
efforts to obtain funding from other available sources, and a travel

For more information see http://striweb.si.edu/taxonomy_training/

This course is supported by the National Science Foundation’s
Assembling the Tree of Life program under Grant No. 0829986 to R. W.
Thacker: "PorToL - The Porifera Tree of Life"

Robert W. Thacker, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
109 Campbell Hall
1300 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
voice: 205-934-4006
fax: 205-975-6097
email: thacker at uab.edu

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