American Society of Plant Taxonomists
2009 Travel Grants for Students
The ASPT is happy to announce a new grant program focused on increasing student participation at the annual meeting. The grants may be used to pay for travel, meeting registration, lodging, and/or food expenses associated with attendance at the annual meeting. Each applicant must be an active member of ASPT and may be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in plant systematics (graduate students) or at least seriously interested in plant systematics (undergraduates). Up to 20 awards of $300 will be made in 2009.
The ASPT Membership Committee will use a lottery to select grant recipients, allowing at least 14 grants for students planning to present papers at the meeting, with the remainder (up to 6) going to those who will not be presenting. Grant recipients will be notified prior to the deadline for abstract submission and will pick up their checks at the ASPT banquet. Each recipient will also be awarded a free ticket to the banquet.
Completed applications should be received by Lynn Clark, chair of the ASPT Membership committee, by March 10, 2009. Please note that the application requires the signature of the student´s advisor to confirm that the individual is an active student, is seriously interested in plant systematics, and would benefit from attendance at the 2009 annual ASPT meeting. If possible, please send completed applications by e-mail (pdf file of scanned application) rather than by US mail or FAX.
Applications should be mailed to:
Dr. Lynn G. ClarkChair, ASPT Membership Committee
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University
353 Bessey Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1020