January 2015 Updates, Scholarship & Award Opportunities
NCAFS 2015 Chapter Meeting Dates & Updates
- New on our meeting page: Judging Criteria For Paper Presentations. Get a clearer understanding of what will make your presentation award-worthy.
- Remember to vote for your new Chapter Officers by February 9th. Make sure you include your name with your vote for a chance to win a free year of AFS membership!
- Hotel reservations at the Carolina Beach Marriott must be made by February 10th to receive the conference rate.
AFS Award & Scholarship Applications Open
To support and encourage developing diversity in fisheries science, AFS offers the J. Frances Allen Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is open to women enrolled in PhD programs who were members of AFS as of December 31st, 2014.
The full list of Parent Society awards is available here. All applications/nomination are due April 1st, 2015.
Nominations Open For NCWRC Quay Wildlife Diversity Award
In recognition of individuals who provide leadership in the conservation of wildlife diversity in North Carolina, nominations are being accepted through February 10th for the Thomas L. Quay Wildlife Diversity Award. A nomination form & explanatory essay can be submitted by mail, fax, or email.
Detailed information available here.
The award is named for the late Thomas Quay, who was a retired professor of zoology at N.C. State University and self-described “full-time volunteer and unpaid environmental activist.” The 2015 Quay Award will mark the 10th time the Wildlife Commission has awarded this honor.
AFS will post the list of accepted Symposia proposals on February 20th. Remember, you have until March 13, 2015 to submit your technical abstracts. Meeting information available here.
In addition, don’t forget the AFS 50% off membership special for new members, now through March 12th.