Student Presentation Awards
Deadline: 15 April 2008
Numerous travel awards and presentation awards are available; see below for eligibility and application procedures. In addition to award application materials described below, students must also submit standard abstract materials to the Program Coordinator to receive a place on the program. Submit only ONE application; indicate on the cover sheet (see application instructions below) whether you are applying for a travel award, presentation award, or both).
Application Deadline is April 15; late applications will not be accepted. To apply for either type of award, submit the following items via e-mail (as a single pdf attachment) to Mike Webster (email@example.com):
- The Student Award Cover Sheet (MS Word, 26k)
- 1-page curriculum vitae, including information on membership in the AOU, COS, and/or SCO.
- An expanded abstract (double-spaced with 12-point font, 3-page maximum including any references, tables, and figures). The expanded abstract should state objectives, methods, major results, and scientific significance.
- Applicants should have their academic advisor send a brief e-mail (1 - 3 sentences) stating that the applicant is a student in good academic standing (longer letters of support are not required).
- Questions may be directed to Mike Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara Kus (email@example.com).
- Full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
- Students graduating the semester/quarter prior to the meeting are eligible. Postdocs are eligible only if the degree was awarded in the semester/quarter prior to the meeting.
- Undergraduates are encouraged to participate.
- Both oral presentations and poster presentations are eligible for these awards
- The applicant must be the sole or lead author and must also present the poster or oral paper.
- Applicants for student presentation awards must be members of the AOU, COS, or SCO. Students who are not currently members are encouraged to join to become eligible for student awards. Check the AOU web site at http://www.aou.org/student/membershipaward.php3 and the COS web site at http://www.cooper.org/COS/COS_members.html#students for information about student memberships. Both societies offer reduced-rate memberships for students and some no-cost memberships may be available.
- Students presenting in symposia are ineligible.
- Presentation Awards have a limit of one per lifetime.
- Awards will be made based on quality of research and presentation, and preference will be given to students presenting a substantial body of work rather than early progress reports.
- Students are encouraged to consult the tips for effective presentations at: http://www.pdxbirds08.org
- The research focus for most awards is open; however, the Robert B. Berry Student Award is specified for the most outstanding presentation on research pertaining to avian conservation.
- Applicants should not specify a particular award; all eligible submissions will be considered for the appropriate awards.