Monday, November 30, 2009

Sponsored Student Travel Awards - USIALE 2010

Sponsored Student Travel Awards
2010 US-IALE Twenty-fifth Anniversary Symposium
Athens, Georgia
April 5-9, 2010

USDA-NIFA Professional Enhancement Awards for 2010

Ten (10) professional enhancement awards, valued at $500 each, have been made available by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) to support students to attend the 2010 US-IALE conference in Athens, Georgia.

Students applying for a USDA-NIFA award are required to submit:

1. The attached application form: pdf, doc
2. A cover letter (ONE page) containing:
* A short description of the student's graduate research and relevance to landscape ecology, especially managed ecosystems or managed landscapes;
* A brief summary of the student's professional goals;
* A brief statement about how this award will benefit the student’s graduate studies.
3. A copy of the student's abstract that was submitted to the meeting, and
4. A short (ONE page) Curriculum Vitae.

Students who do not receive a USDA-NIFA award will automatically have their abstract included in the offered abstracts.

USDA-NIFA awardees are not eligible to receive NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards or CHANS Fellowships during the same conference year. Students who are interested in applying to the NASA-MSU Awards Program ( or CHANS Fellowships ( must submit a separate application, following the submission guidelines for the NASA-MSU Awards or CHANS Fellowships. Students who received a US-IALE sponsored student travel award in 2009 are not eligible to receive a USDA-NIFA award.

All USDA-NIFA award applications are due to Anita Morzillo, US-IALE Awards Committee Chair, at USIALE.Awards.2010[at] by 15 December 2009. Awardees will be notified in late January 2010.


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