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WE ARE PLEASED TO COORDINATE LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRY GIFT MEMBERSHIPS THANKS TO THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF AFS MEMBERS!
Goal: The Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) Membership Awards support the IFS goals of assisting the international community with networking and conference opportunities and provide the exchange of information and technical assistance among fishery workers.
Eligibility: Individuals who reside in a country NOT listed on the World Bank list of HIGH-INCOME ECONOMIES and wish to join the International Fisheries Section of AFS. Individuals are only eligible to receive this award TWO times.
Application: To guarantee consideration for an LMIC Membership Award, please fill out the application form by November 15th. Your application will not be complete until you provide the required information and upload your CV/Resume.
Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed on behalf of the IFS Executive Committee. Recipients of awards will be selected on a competitive basis. Justification for how membership will benefit individuals professionally and CVs/Resumes are key considerations. In any given year, the IFS may choose not to award any LMIC memberships.
Deadlines: To take advantage of a full membership year, please submit applications by November 15th. Applications submitted after this date may be considered on a rolling basis but are not guaranteed review.
Notification: Applicants for a LMIC Membership Award who apply by November 15th will receive emails with a decision by the end of the calendar year. Other applicants will receive a decision on a rolling basis. LMIC Membership Awards will be announced by the IFS Section President at the Annual Business Meeting.
Donations: Please consider supporting a fellow fisheries professional with your generous donation! All AFS members have the opportunity to contribute to this award opportunity when they renew their annual membership. Note that donations are not listed on the same page as all the renewable items and must be selected separately using the donations option at the second to last step of the renewal process. To help fund this award, please contribute to the ‘Support of Low & Middle Income Dues.’
Thank you for your support!
*Spanish translation courtesy of Augustin Engman and Ámbar Torres.