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The James E. Wright Graduate Award is presented annually by the Genetics Section at the AFS Annual Meeting and is intended to recognize excellence in graduate-level work in fisheries genetics. The Section anticipates awarding two awards for $500 to assist graduate students with travel to attend the AFS Annual Meeting.
Eligibility: The applicant must be a full or affiliate member of the Genetics Section at the time of application. Students are eligible to win the award once per graduate degree program. For example, a student who received the award as a Masters student is eligible to win again as a PhD student, but a PhD student who wins the award once is not eligible to win in future years.
- Potential for success in research in fisheries genetics (60%)
- Anticipated contribution to upcoming annual meeting, e.g. paper, poster, or other contribution (20%)
- Service to the Society, Sections, or Chapters (10%)
- Demonstrated need for travel assistance (10%)
- Brief curriculum vitae including anticipated degree, date of completion, and career goals
- Statement of the thesis or dissertation and abstract of progress to date
- Names and contact information for two references familiar with the applicant’s background and abilities
- Statement of previous service to the Society, Sections, or Chapters, and need for travel assistance
- Statement addressing anticipated contribution to the upcoming AFS Annual Meeting
Deadline for application: 8 June 2018
Decision by: 22 June 2018
Send all application materials via email to: Andrea Schreier (email@example.com)
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