Student Travel Awards
Current and recently graduated students may apply for a Marcia Brady Tucker Travel Award to help defray transportation expenses to the AOU annual meeting. Post-docs who graduated more than one semester prior to the meeting may apply for a Post-Doctoral Travel Award.
In 2013, AOU will meet jointly with the Cooper Ornithological Society in Chicago. For this meeting, students may compete for student travel awards by submitting an application through Ornithology Exchange. NOTE: If you are not already a member of Ornithology Exchange, you will need to register. The registration link is in the upper right corner of the Ornithology Exchange home page. It takes just a few seconds to register.
Students and recent post-doctoral fellows may apply for Travel Awards to help defray transportation expenses to the 2013 AOU/COS meeting in Chicago. Applications for these are due 3 May 2013. All applicants must also submit a regular scientific abstract through the meeting website by May 3 (oral paper) or May 10 (posters), 2013. Awards are contingent on acceptance of the scientific abstract by the Scientific Program Committee.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- Sole author or lead author of a poster or oral paper presented by the student at the meeting.
- A full-time or recently graduated student. Students graduating the semester prior to the meeting are also eligible for travel awards. Undergraduate students are also eligible for travel awards.
- Applicants must be AOU or COS members. Students who are not currently members are encouraged to become members.
Students may apply for both a presentation award and a travel award in the same year. Students may receive a lifetime maximum of two student travel awards from each AOU and COS.
To apply, please go to: http://ornithologyexchange.org/meetings/aou-cos-2013/travel_app.html. You will need to provide:
- A C.V. (maximum 1 page)
- An expanded abstract. This should be a maximum of 3 pages (including references, tables, and figures) using a 12 point font. The expanded abstract should state objectives, methods, major results and scientific significance. Please include the abstract and cv into a single file.
- A short email from the academic advisor indicating the student is in good standing. This should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or provided to the Ornithology Exchange website. (details provided on the site)
We anticipate making travel award decisions by 2 June 2013.