Mission: The International Travel Award – Sullivan Family Endowment Fund provides funds for International Fisheries Members that reside outside of the USA and Canada for activities that support the IFS goals of promoting worldwide fishery educational, organizational, and research efforts; and fostering the exchange of information and technical assistance among fishery professionals.
Purposes: This award prioritizes travel IFS and AFS sponsored events – in 2024 this includes the World Fisheries Congress in Seattle, USA and the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Only funding for future events (preferably at least one month after the application deadline) will be considered for the general applicant pool. Students, researchers, and professionals during the early stages of their careers may be given preference. As funds are limited, priority will be given to eligible applicants requiring only partial support (e.g., airfare, registration, lodging, or per diem). The average award is US$500. Full support may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but please be aware that you may need to supplement the funds with other sources to meet all travel requirements. Funding will primarily support individuals who maintain a permanent residence outside of the USA and Canada.
Application for the World Fisheries Congress 2024: Applications for the International Travel Award to support attendance at the WFC 2024 in Seattle must be submitted via the WFC website (https://wfc2024.fisheries.org/travel-awards/). Attention: the deadline for award application is October 15, 2023.
Application for the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2024: applications for the International Travel Award to support attendance at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Honolulu will open in early 2024.