Potential support for students to attend TDWG

Stinger Guala stinger at STINGERSPLACE.COM
Wed Jun 22 15:50:17 CDT 2005


Potential support for students from groups underrepresented in informatics,
for the September 2005 Meeting of the Taxonomic Data Working roup (TDWG), St.
Petersburg, Russia.

An application has been made for assistance to the U.S. National Science
Foundation to fund up to $3,000 per student for approximately 8 students from
groups underrepresented in the informatics community (based on gender,
ethnicity, disability, and geography). This includes undergraduate, graduate
and post-doctoral students working in or proposing biodiversity informatics
projects, to attend the TDWG meetings from September 11-18, 2005 in St.
Petersburg, Russia.

See http://www.tdwg.org/2005meet/TDWG_2005_Intro.html for the meeting program.

The focus of the meeting is on the provisioning and quality of biodiversity
data.  Provisional symposiums are listed on the web page.

Students in groups underrepresented in informatics and attending U.S.
institutions, who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents are invited
to submit an application describing their studies or research projects in
biology or computer science and a brief paragraph about how they expect
attendance could further their work. We will especially consider applicants
not traditionally included in the taxonomic and informatics community.

Application requirements:
- Total narrative should not exceed one page (when formated in 12-point Times
Roman, single spaced text on an 8.5x11" page with 1" margins)- If relevant,
include at most one additional page of references to web links describing
projects in which they participate, and papers on which they are joint
authors.
- Applications may be accompanied by up to two letters of recommendation from
faculty members or other professionals aware of the projects described in the
narrative and commenting on the student's role and expected benefit.

Please send documents in PDF or a format openable in MSWord to Dr. Robert
Guralnick (Robert.Guralnick at colorado.edu) by July 3.  Awards will be announced
by July 8.  Applications will be evaluated by a committee composed of Rob
Guralnick, Robert A. Morris from the University of Massachusetts at Boston,
Annie Simpson at the National Biological Information Infrastructure, Gerald
Guala at the US Department of Agriculture and Ginger Ogle at the University of
California at Berkeley.




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