2019 Student and Young Professional Travel Grants Spatial Ecology and Telemetry Working Group

The Spatial Ecology and Telemetry working group of the Wildlife Society is soliciting applications for $500 travel awards to attend the TWS/AFS Annual 2019 Conference in Reno, Nevada. A total of four awards will be provided in the following categories:

• 2 Graduate Student awards: Must be a current graduate student or have graduated in 2019.
• 1 Undergraduate Student award: Must be a current undergraduate student or have graduated in 2019.
• 1 Early Career Professional award: Must have graduated from undergraduate or graduate school within the previous 2 years.

Individual applicants must be a member of the Wildlife Society at the national level. Graduate student and young professional applicants must be presenting a poster or oral presentation at the conference. Preference will be given to applicants whose research emphasizes GIS, remote sensing, or telemetry. Undergraduate applicants are not required to present but should have research interests or experience in the areas of GIS, remote sensing or telemetry. Membership in the Spatial Ecology and Telemetry working group is not a requirement for this travel grant.

To apply for the travel grant, send a copy of your presentation abstract (graduate and young professional applicants) or a description of your research interests (undergraduate applicants), a 1-page CV, and a 1-page letter stating your professional interests and why you should be considered for the award to SETWG Secretary Alex Wolf (awolf@scenichudson.org). Make sure to mention which travel grant you are applying for.

Graduate student and young professional award recipients will be asked to write a small piece describing their research for our newsletter. Undergraduate award recipients will be asked to write a paragraph on benefits gained by attending the meetings. The application deadline is August 16, 2019. Award recipients will be notified by August 30, 2019.