March 2015 AFS Reminders & Award Applications
Abstracts for the August Parent Society of the AFS are due March 13th. Meeting information available here.
In addition, don’t forget the AFS 50% off membership special for new members, now through March 12th.
Applications are now being accepted for the Young Professional Travel Award for the 2015 AFS Meeting in Portland, Oregon. This award provides up to $1,000 in travel support. All young professional members (within 5 years post-graduation), including agency biologists, postdoctoral associates, and faculty are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information, including how to apply.
The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund
This award was established in memory of John Skinner, former California-Nevada Chapter and Western Division AFS President, providing monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS annual meeting. Up to $800 per award is available for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the AFS Annual Meeting. Applications are now available. Scroll down to the “Education Section” to find award information on linked page.
As the first female Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and later as the two-time Conservation Director of B.A.S.S., Noreen Clough blazed many trails in the field of fisheries. Her long and distinguished career was dedicated to the conservation and management of fish and wildlife. Along the way, she served as a mentor to many and a revered colleague to countless others.
As a tribute to Noreen’s impact on our careers and lives and for the good of the resources she helped conserve, a group of her friends and colleagues are establishing a scholarship in her memory. This scholarship will go to a female student working toward a career in fisheries conservation and/or management. More information, including contacts and how to contribute, available here.