[Taxacom] Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Student Research Award Competition

James Whitfield jwhitfie at life.illinois.edu
Tue Feb 28 13:20:56 CST 2012


Society of Systematic Biology Graduate Student Research Award

The Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) announces the 2012 annual
Graduate Student Research Award competition. The purpose of these
awards is to assist students in the initiation (FIRST TWO YEARS)
of their systematics projects and in the collection of preliminary data to
pursue additional sources of support (e.g., Doctoral
Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation) or
to enhance dissertation research (e.g., by visiting additional
field collection sites or museums). Applicants may be from any country,
but must be members of SSB, and are advised to join the Society as soon as
possible to facilitate their applications (to join go to:
http://systbio.org/?q=node/6). Previous awardees may not re-apply, but
previous applicants who were not selected for funding are
encouraged to re-apply. Awards range between $1,200 - $2000
and approximately 10 - 15 awards will be made.

How to Apply:
applicants must submit
1. a curriculum vitae (one page)
2. brief research proposal including objectives, methods,
   significance, and schedule (max. three single-spaced pages including
literature cited and any figures and tables)
3. budget and budget justification (1 page)
4. and arrange for two reference letters; one letter must
   be from the student's current graduate advisor.

All application materials must be in electronic format. Applicants and
those writing reference letters are required to use pdf format to minimize
difficulties in file transfer. Applicants should send all materials
(except reference letters) in a SINGLE pdf file. Letters of reference
should be sent separately by the referees in pdf format or in the text of
an e-mail; please include the FULL NAME OF APPLICANT in reference letters.

Please email all application materials and queries to SSB Awards
Committee (Chair, Sydney Cameron) at ssb-apps at life.illinois.edu.
IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE E-MAIL, PLEASE INDICATE "Student Research"
FOLLOWED BY FIRST INITIAL AND LAST NAME.

To be considered for this year's award, application materials, INCLUDING
letters of recommendation, must be received electronically no later than
March 31, 2012.

Please see the SSB website (http://systbio.org/?q=node/22) for additional
details of this award. Questions via email may be addressed to Rhiannon
Peery (ssb-apps at life.illinois.edu).

REMINDER: PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2012










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